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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.

  1. Approved plans and specifications are obtained from relevant authority.

  2. Safety (OHS) requirements associated with testing fire protection systems for pressure, and workplace environmental requirements , 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, equipment and materials for testing fire protection systems for pressure, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

  6. Work area is prepared to support efficient testing of fire protection systems for pressure.

2 . Identify testing requirements.

  1. Test requirements are determined from plans, specifications, and system pressure and flow specifications.

  2. Appropriate testing equipment is identified and prepared for application in accordance with standards and workplace requirements.

3 . Test fire protection systems.

  1. Test equipment is connected to system and pressure tested in accordance with standards and job specification.

  2. Test data is recorded in format required by the job specification and quality assurance procedures.

4 . Clean up.

  1. Work area is cleared, with materials disposed of or recycled in accordance with state or territory statutory and regulatory authority legislation.

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

  3. Information is accessed and documentation completed in accordance with regulatory authorities and workplace requirements.

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Range Statement

Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:

Environmental requirements cover water quality management and may include:

Quality assurance requirements include:

Tools and equipment may include:

Materials include:

Fire protection systems include:

Statutory and regulatory authorities shall include:

Information includes:

Evidence Guide

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:

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:

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:

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

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.