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PMC557098 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Specify refractory installation systems

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Issue Date: August 2022


Qualification -
Unit of Competency PMC557098 - Specify refractory installation systems
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to specify refractory installation systems. It applies to both monolithic and block refractory installations and repairs.This unit of competency applies to operators who are required to analyse the repair specifications; determine the scaffolding, lifting/support, access, restrictions and other systems needed to implement the installation to meet specifications. This unit of competency applies to senior technicians or those in similar roles who are required to analyse and synthesise advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and apply independent judgement to high-level technical issues and complex problems. The individual may work in liaison with other refractory specialists or they may be the sole refractory specialist for this job or in their organisation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

The unit should be assessed holistically and the judgement of competence shall be based on a holistic assessment of the evidence.

The collection of performance evidence is best done from a report and/or folio of evidence drawn from:

a single project which provides sufficient evidence of the requirements of all the elements and performance criteria

multiple smaller projects which together provide sufficient evidence of the requirements of all the elements and performance criteria.

A third-party report, or similar, may be needed to testify to the work done by the individual, particularly when the project has been done as part of a project team.

Assessment should use a real project in an operational workplace. Where this is not possible or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors assessment must occur using a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment that reflects realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessment in a simulated environment should use evidence collected from demonstration of skills and one or more of:

walk-throughs

pilot plant operation

industry-based case studies/scenarios

‘what ifs’.

Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence or through an independent process, such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.

The regulatory framework will be reflected in workplace policies and procedures and is not required to be independently assessed.

Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.

Assessors must satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment as set by the VET regulator.

In addition the assessor or anyone acting in subject matter expert role in assessment shall demonstrate both technical competency and currency. If the assessor cannot demonstrate technical competency and currency they shall assess with a subject matter expert who does meet these requirements.

Technical competence can be demonstrated through one or more of:

relevant VET or other qualification/Statement of Attainment

appropriate workplace experience undertaking the type of work being assessed under routine and non-routine conditions

appropriate workplace experience supervising/evaluating the type of work being assessed under routine and non-routine conditions

Currency can be demonstrated through one or more of:

being currently employed undertaking the type of work being assessed

being employed by the organisation undertaking the type of work being assessed and having maintained currency in accordance with that organisation’s policies and procedures

having consulted/had contact with an organisation undertaking the type of work being assessed within the last twelve months, the consultation/contact being related to assessment

conducting on the job training/assessments of the type of work being assessed

being an active member of a relevant professional body and participating in activities relevant to the assessment of this type of work.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Technical
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Analyse installation/repair specification
  • Determine personnel access requirements
  • Determine equipment and material access requirements
  • Determine lifting and positioning requirements
  • Determine site restrictions
  • Determine restrictions caused by the refractory and/or job
  • Compile installation system requirements
       
Element: Develop scaffolding requirements
  • Calculate required size of work platforms
  • Calculate load and load distribution on scaffold
  • Identify appropriate load bearing surfaces for scaffold base
  • Identify tie points for scaffold, if any
  • Select appropriate scaffold type for application
  • Develop draft scaffold specification
  • Check compliance of draft specification with regulations
  • Develop scaffolding requirements in liaison with a licensed scaffolder or scaffold supplier
  • Identify scaffold related health, safety and environmental (HSE) hazards
  • Determine appropriate hazard controls
  • Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action
       
Element: Develop lifting and/or supporting requirements
  • Calculate loads to be lifted/supported
  • Calculate loads on supports and running gear
  • Determine support needs during placement of refractory or equipment
  • Calculate impact on loads of placement needs
  • Determine design loads
  • Select appropriate lifting/supporting means
  • Check compliance with any relevant regulation
  • Modify scaffold specification if required
  • Identify lifting/supporting related HSE hazards
  • Determine appropriate hazard controls
  • Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action
  • Prepare lifting/supporting specification
       
Element: Ensure installation system complies with specification
  • Liaise with contractors and others to ensure specifications are understood
  • Implement checking mechanisms to ensure system complies with specification
  • Take appropriate action on non-conformances as required
  • Report during project as required
  • Complete end of project documentation on completion
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Analyse installation/repair specification

1.1

Determine personnel access requirements

1.2

Determine equipment and material access requirements

1.3

Determine lifting and positioning requirements

1.4

Determine site restrictions

1.5

Determine restrictions caused by the refractory and/or job

1.6

Compile installation system requirements

2

Develop scaffolding requirements

2.1

Calculate required size of work platforms

2.2

Calculate load and load distribution on scaffold

2.3

Identify appropriate load bearing surfaces for scaffold base

2.4

Identify tie points for scaffold, if any

2.5

Select appropriate scaffold type for application

2.6

Develop draft scaffold specification

2.7

Check compliance of draft specification with regulations

2.8

Develop scaffolding requirements in liaison with a licensed scaffolder or scaffold supplier

2.9

Identify scaffold related health, safety and environmental (HSE) hazards

2.10

Determine appropriate hazard controls

2.11

Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action

3

Develop lifting and/or supporting requirements

3.1

Calculate loads to be lifted/supported

3.2

Calculate loads on supports and running gear

3.3

Determine support needs during placement of refractory or equipment

3.4

Calculate impact on loads of placement needs

3.5

Determine design loads

3.6

Select appropriate lifting/supporting means

3.7

Check compliance with any relevant regulation

3.8

Modify scaffold specification if required

3.9

Identify lifting/supporting related HSE hazards

3.10

Determine appropriate hazard controls

3.11

Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action

3.12

Prepare lifting/supporting specification

4

Ensure installation system complies with specification

4.1

Liaise with contractors and others to ensure specifications are understood

4.2

Implement checking mechanisms to ensure system complies with specification

4.3

Take appropriate action on non-conformances as required

4.4

Report during project as required

4.5

Complete end of project documentation on completion

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

regulators

management

refractory designer

refractory installer

materials and equipment suppliers

contractors

apply complex and/or theoretical mathematical calculations, statistics

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

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

elevator

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.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

(add new lines for each of the assessment tasks)


Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Analyse installation/repair specification

1.1

Determine personnel access requirements

1.2

Determine equipment and material access requirements

1.3

Determine lifting and positioning requirements

1.4

Determine site restrictions

1.5

Determine restrictions caused by the refractory and/or job

1.6

Compile installation system requirements

2

Develop scaffolding requirements

2.1

Calculate required size of work platforms

2.2

Calculate load and load distribution on scaffold

2.3

Identify appropriate load bearing surfaces for scaffold base

2.4

Identify tie points for scaffold, if any

2.5

Select appropriate scaffold type for application

2.6

Develop draft scaffold specification

2.7

Check compliance of draft specification with regulations

2.8

Develop scaffolding requirements in liaison with a licensed scaffolder or scaffold supplier

2.9

Identify scaffold related health, safety and environmental (HSE) hazards

2.10

Determine appropriate hazard controls

2.11

Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action

3

Develop lifting and/or supporting requirements

3.1

Calculate loads to be lifted/supported

3.2

Calculate loads on supports and running gear

3.3

Determine support needs during placement of refractory or equipment

3.4

Calculate impact on loads of placement needs

3.5

Determine design loads

3.6

Select appropriate lifting/supporting means

3.7

Check compliance with any relevant regulation

3.8

Modify scaffold specification if required

3.9

Identify lifting/supporting related HSE hazards

3.10

Determine appropriate hazard controls

3.11

Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action

3.12

Prepare lifting/supporting specification

4

Ensure installation system complies with specification

4.1

Liaise with contractors and others to ensure specifications are understood

4.2

Implement checking mechanisms to ensure system complies with specification

4.3

Take appropriate action on non-conformances as required

4.4

Report during project as required

4.5

Complete end of project documentation on completion

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.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Determine personnel access requirements 
Determine equipment and material access requirements 
Determine lifting and positioning requirements 
Determine site restrictions 
Determine restrictions caused by the refractory and/or job 
Compile installation system requirements 
Calculate required size of work platforms 
Calculate load and load distribution on scaffold 
Identify appropriate load bearing surfaces for scaffold base 
Identify tie points for scaffold, if any 
Select appropriate scaffold type for application 
Develop draft scaffold specification 
Check compliance of draft specification with regulations 
Develop scaffolding requirements in liaison with a licensed scaffolder or scaffold supplier 
Identify scaffold related health, safety and environmental (HSE) hazards 
Determine appropriate hazard controls 
Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action 
Calculate loads to be lifted/supported 
Calculate loads on supports and running gear 
Determine support needs during placement of refractory or equipment 
Calculate impact on loads of placement needs 
Determine design loads 
Select appropriate lifting/supporting means 
Check compliance with any relevant regulation 
Modify scaffold specification if required 
Identify lifting/supporting related HSE hazards 
Determine appropriate hazard controls 
Check for discrepancies or conflicts and take appropriate action 
Prepare lifting/supporting specification 
Liaise with contractors and others to ensure specifications are understood 
Implement checking mechanisms to ensure system complies with specification 
Take appropriate action on non-conformances as required 
Report during project as required 
Complete end of project documentation on completion 

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