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Install water pump sets

Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to install water pumps. Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and services sector in accordance with relevant Australian standards. It has application to the water and fire streams.

1 . Prepare for work

  1. Drawings and specifications are obtained

  2. OH&S requirements associated with installing water pump sets, and the workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the work

  3. Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace requirements

  4. Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work

  5. Tools and equipment for installing water pump sets, including personal safety equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability

  6. Work area is prepared to support the efficient installation of water pump sets

2 . Identify installation requirements

  1. Location of pump is determined following site inspection

  2. Pump base requirements are identified from drawings and specifications

  3. Required materials and equipment are identified and ordered/collected in accordance with workplace procedures

  4. Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with standards, docket/order form and for acceptable condition

3 . Install water pump sets

  1. Pump base is set out to comply with drawings and specifications

  2. Pump base is constructed in accordance with drawings and specifications

  3. Pump is installed in accordance with standards, drawings and specifications and manufacturers' instructions

  4. Fuel tank fitting, alignment of shafts and couplings, and the use of mechanical joints comply with relevant specifications and manufacturers' instructions

  5. Pressure testing of piping system is conducted in accordance with specifications

  6. Pump set is tested in accordance with specifications and test data is recorded in the required format

4 . Clean up

  1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation and workplace procedures

  2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and workplace procedures

  3. Documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?Communicate ideas and information in simple English to enable confirmation of work requirements, passage of information and requests to other workers during operations and the reporting and recording of work outcomes1
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?Collect, organise, interpret and understand the information required to install water pump sets, including work instructions, manufacturers' instructions, material safety data sheets, drawings and sketches and equipment instructions2
How are activities planned and organised?Plan and organise activities associated with the installation of water pump sets, including the scheduling and use of equipment, materials and tools to avoid backtracking and rework2
How are problem solving skills applied?Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using co-operative approaches to optimise satisfaction and productivity1
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?Use mathematical ideas and techniques to collate applicable data, complete measurements and calculations, calculate material requirements and establish accuracy checks used in relation to the installation of water pump sets1
How is use of technology applied?Establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate likely problems and blockages and systematically work around these to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage2
How is team work used within this competency?Use workplace technology related to installing water pump sets, including the use of calculators, levelling systems, tools and equipment and the reporting/recording of results1

Range Statement

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Safety (OH&S)

Environmental Requirements

Quality Assurance

Statutory/Regulatory Authorities

Tools and equipment




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