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Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design fire hydrant, hose reel and storage systems to Australian and New Zealand standards, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other relevant legislative requirements in order to meet fire protection standards.|
|1 . Evaluate design parameters.||
|2 . Plan and detail system components.||
|3 . Design and size systems.||
|4 . Prepare documentation.||
|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?|
Scope of work includes:
interpretation of plans and specifications
sizing and documenting layout of fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including:
combined domestic fire hydrant and hose reel systems
combined hydrant and hose reel systems
separate hydrant and hose reel systems
equipment that may be for residential, commercial and industrial projects and for a new or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.
Design requirements may include:
specialist water use applications.
Cost-benefit analysis may include:
comparison of range of suitable materials and system choices available to enable cost-effective choices to be made without compromising project.
Statutory and regulatory requirements can include:
Acts and regulations
local and state government policies.
Australian and New Zealand standards can include:
AS/NZS3500 National plumbing and drainage set: Parts 1.1 and 1.2
AS2419 Fire hydrant installations - system design, installation and commission
AS/NZS1221 Fire hose reels
AS/NZS2118 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - general requirements
AS2200 Design charts for water supply and sewerage
Manufacturer requirements can include:
technical and trade manuals.
Desktop study collection and interpretation of existing data for design purposes from:
architectural and building plans
other documents and reports as available.
Flow and pressure tests can include:
interpretation of flow and pressure tests conducted by a contractor
on-site measurement of flow (l and s), velocity (m and s) and pressure (kPa).
Performance requirements include:
flow, velocity, pressure and discharge requirements, established using Australian and New Zealand standards and local authority plans.
Layout of pipework may include systems such as:
Fittings and valves can include:
excess pressure valves
Materials can include:
composite pipe materials and other pipe materials as specified
fittings and fixtures
Jointing methods can include:
rubber ring joints
Installation requirements can include:
level of workmanship.
Booster and standpipe assemblies can include:
configuration of valves and hydrants
suction and delivery outlets
valves and fittings.
Hose reel assemblies can include:
configuration of valves and hose reels
location and number of hose reels required
non-return and backflow prevention valves
space requirements for valves and fittings.
Design elements of thrust blocks may include:
design details for tees, elbows, valves and meter assemblies
keying and anchorage points
velocity and flow forces to be resisted.
Pipe fixings can include:
wall and ceiling brackets.
Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements can include:
inlet and outlet design requirements
installation and mounting requirements
Water storage systems can include:
inlet valve design and sizing
number of hours of firefighting supply required
safe tray requirements
Delivery systems can include:
constant flow variable speed pump
Plans may include:
schematics, which may be produced using:
Specification can include:
Testing can include:
air pressure test
quality assurance (QA) audit.
Commissioning schedule can include:
balancing the system
checking and flushing the system
Operation and maintenance manual can include:
check for blockages
yearly maintenance requirements.
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.
It may be assessed on its own or as part of an integrated assessment activity involving effective performance and application of principles used to design fire hydrant and hose reel systems.
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:
establishing and evaluating design parameters for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
planning system components for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including:
complying with OHS regulations applicable to workplace operations
applying organisational quality procedures and processes within context of restoring plastered surfaces to conservation requirements
designing and sizing a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
developing a checklist with all information and formulas required to carry out flow and pressure tests
preparing plans for a range of fire hydrant and hose reel systems
preparing a specification for a fire hydrant and hose reel system
preparing a testing and commissioning schedule
producing an operation and maintenance manual
interactive communication and teamwork with others to ensure safe and effective work site operations.
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.