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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Analyse installation/repair specification
  2. Develop scaffolding requirements
  3. Develop lifting and/or supporting requirements
  4. Ensure installation system complies with specification

Range Statement

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Regulatory framework

The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used.

Applicable legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice include:

HSE legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, equipment and production processes and hazardous materials

Australian/international standards relevant to the materials being used and products being made

any relevant licence and certification requirements.

All operations to which this unit applies are subject to stringent HSE requirements, which may be imposed through state/territory or federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time. Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and such requirements the legislative requirements take precedence.

HSE hazards

Identification of HSE hazards requires consideration of:

access/egress restrictions

ventilation restrictions

moving objects/loads

cables under tension.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

analyse and interpret technical reports, technical specifications, data and repair specifications

determine detailed specifications covering all systems needed to implement the installation to meet specifications

monitor conformance of the installation systems to specifications and take action on non-conformances

complete project documentation and reports

communicate technical information verbally and in writing/drawings

communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including one or more of:

customer representatives

technical experts



refractory designer

refractory installer

materials and equipment suppliers


apply complex and/or theoretical mathematical calculations, statistics

solve complex problems within or arising from the repair design and/or installation.

Knowledge Evidence

Must provide evidence that demonstrates knowledge relevant to their job sufficient to fulfil their job role, including knowledge of:

properties of all common refractory materials

common installation methods

point vs. distributed loads

mechanics of levers, pulleys and jacks

structures, moments and beam reactions

tension, compression, shear and torsion

application and limitations of lifting/hoisting/supporting systems, including:

gin wheel

scaffold crane


scissor lift

fixed hoist

scaffolding design and construction

application and limitations of types of scaffolding, including:

trestle scaffold

tower scaffold

putlog scaffold

independent scaffold

working platforms

types of restrictions caused by refractory/job, including:

fragility preventing use as a footing

need to refractory clad area being used for support

lack of tie points

low coefficient of friction making it unsuitable for support

calculations relevant to specifications

project planning and management

regulatory framework

hierarchy of control

hazards that may arise in the job/work environment and:

their possible causes

potential consequences

appropriate risk controls.