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Test fire protection systems for pressure
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform air or water pressure testing of fire protection systems.|
|1 . Prepare for work.||
|2 . Identify testing requirements.||
|3 . Test fire protection systems.||
|4 . Clean up.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:
handling of materials
personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
safe operating procedures, including recognising and preventing hazards associated with:
hazardous materials and substances
surrounding structures and facilities
use of tools and equipment
work site visitors and the public
working at heights
working in proximity to others
use of firefighting equipment
use of first aid equipment
workplace environment and safety.
Environmental requirements cover water quality management and may include:
Quality assurance requirements include:
Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
internal company quality assurance policy and risk management strategy
International Standards Organisation
site safety plan
workplace operations and procedures.
Tools and equipment may include:
elevated work platforms
fall protection devices
hand and power tools
fire sprinkler and fire hydrant system components.
Fire protection systems include:
fire sprinkler and fire hydrant systems.
Statutory and regulatory authorities shall include:
statutory gasfitting authority
statutory plumbing authority
state or territory statutory authority.
charts and hand drawings
diagrams or sketches
instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
manufacturer specifications and instructions
material safety data sheets (MSDS)
organisation work specifications and requirements
regulatory and legislative requirements, particularly those pertaining to:
OHS and environmental requirements
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures relating to testing fire protection systems for pressure
verbal, written and graphical instructions
work schedules, plans and specifications.
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
locating, interpreting and applying relevant information, standards and specifications to test fire protection systems for pressure
applying safety requirements throughout the work sequence, including the use of personal protective clothing and equipment
as a minimum the ability to, given a fire sprinkler system and a fire hydrant system, conduct an air pressure test on one and a water pressure test on the other to achieve design and performance specifications of each system, ensuring:
correct identification of requirements, design and details of the systems
correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools and equipment
completing all work to specification
compliance with regulations, standards and organisational quality procedures and processes
communicating and working effectively and safely with others.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.
Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.
Resource implications for assessment include:
an induction procedure and requirement
realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
relevant specifications and work instructions
tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
support materials appropriate to activity
workplace instructions relating to safe working practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
material safety data sheets
research resources, including industry related systems information.
Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.
Method of assessment
Assessment methods must:
satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package
include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.
Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:
competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.
Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.
Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.