Coordinate plant shut down

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify shutdown work scope

1.1. Analyse relevant information for activities intended for the shutdown

1.2. Complete a list of all activities intended for shutdown

1.3. Prioritise list and identify all essential work

1.4. Identify conflicts between proposed activities

2. Plan and schedule resources

2.1. Identify each individual task in the shutdown process

2.2. Determine resources required for each task and assign appropriate owner

2.3. Determine prerequisite tasks prior to shutting down process

2.4. Ensure hazards are identified and controls are in place

2.5. Ensure all safety and testing equipment is calibrated and on site prior to shutdown commencing

2.6. Compile a schedule to track shutdown and equipment preparation sequence

3. Co-ordinate plant/ equipment shutdown sequence

3.1. Prepare/review shutdown documentation

3.2. Coordinate plant shutdown as per procedures

3.3. Track plant shutdown progress.

3.4. Coordinate execution of critical function test during shut down phase

3.5. Coordinate equipment preparation

3.6. Validate equipment is safe to handover to appropriate work party.

4. Handover plant/ equipment to relevant work party

4.1. Handover plant and equipment to relevant work group per site protocol

4.2. Perform safety audits during shutdown work

4.3. Record/report HSE non conformance

4.4. Communicate as and when required

4.5. Monitor shutdown work against critical path

4.6. Monitor resource usage and take appropriate action

4.7. Identify barriers to achieving shutdown critical path and negotiate solution.

5. Communicate with all relevant stakeholders

5.1. Communicate shutdown plan/schedule to operations team

5.2. Attend and contribute to regular shutdown progress meetings

5.3. Record and report daily shutdown activities.

5.4. Ensure all authorisations required for tasks have been obtained

5.5. Identify, communicate and mange HSE issues arising during execution of shut down activities

5.6. Contribute to post shutdown review.

6. Return plant to service

6.1. Confirm that all scheduled work on equipment is complete before hand back is accepted

6.2. Ensure equipment hand back documentation complete per site protocol

6.3. Coordinate pre-start equipment integrity checks

6.4. Coordinate and validate plant de-isolation and preparation for service

6.5. Ensure appropriate plant start up authority is obtained

6.6. Coordinate start up critical function tests as required

6.7. Coordinate and record plant start up progress

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS522A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products