Work Safely at Heights and Confined Space Training

 

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Work Safely at Heights RIIWHS204D
 
Course Duration: 8 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • ​Identify work requirements

  • Identify work procedures and instructions

  • Access and install equipment

  • Perform work at heights

  • Clean up work area

 

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles where they are required to perform work at heights.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

 

 

 

Confined Space Basic Entry, Day 1 (general entry)

Course Duration: 6-8 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

  • Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202D

  • Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217 (can be added to 1st day for a maximum of 6 persons)

 

 

Confined Space Entry, Day 2 (safety observer, supervisor)

Course Duration: 8 hours (Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202D is a pre-requisite)

 

  • Observe permit work MSMPER202

  • Work Safely MSMWHS200

  • Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217

 

  • Issue Work Permits MSMPER300 (can be added to 2nd day for a maximum of 6 persons)

 

Individual unit descriptors and applications

Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202D

Course Duration: 6-8 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

Unit Descriptor

  • Plan and prepare for working in confined space

  • Work in confined space

  • Exit confined space

  • Clean up

 

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles undertaking work in confined spaces.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

 

 

 

Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit MSMPER200

 

Course Duration: 2-3 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Apply for the permit

  • Identify the scope of the permit 

  • Prepare for permitted work

  • Work in accordance with an issued permit

  • Complete permit to work

 

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with an issued permit. It aims to ensure that people working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit. The people to whom this unit applies may be called 'permit recipients' or 'permit holders' by some organisations. Some organisations call 'permits' 'clearances'.

 

This unit of competency applies to persons who are required to conduct work activities under the authority of an issued permit to work and within the context and requirements of that permit. This typically applies to all work done by maintenance staff and contractors and also to any other non-process work performed on the plant.

 

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other team members, as appropriate.

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 

 

 

Enter Confined Space MSMPER205

Course Duration: 2 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

Unit Descriptor

  • Assess confined space for entry

  • Use safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Work in accordance with confined space requirements

  • Conclude confined space operations in accordance with procedures

 

Application

This unit of competency is required by persons who are required to enter a confined space, as defined by the Australian Standard AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.

 

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. The term ‘work permit’ (or ‘permit’) includes all written authorities as defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces. It applies to persons required to enter confined spaces for any purpose, including maintenance, cleaning, inspection or other reasons.

 

Work in/entry to confined spaces shall conform to relevant legislation and AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, or its authorised update or replacement.

 

AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces defines a confined space as:

'An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:

(a) An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen range.

(b) A concentration of airborne contaminant that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.

(c) A concentration of flammable airborne contaminant that may cause injury from fire or explosion.

(d) Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.'

Entry to a confined space is defined by AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces as: 'when a person's head or upper body is within the boundary of the confined space’.

NOTE:  Inserting an arm for the purpose of atmospheric testing is not considered as entry to a confined space.'

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

 

 

 

Conduct Local Risk Control RIIRIS201D

 

Course Duration: 2-3 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Plan and prepare for risk control

  • Assess and identify unacceptable risk

  • Identify, assess and implement risk treatments

  • Complete records and reports

 

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct local risk control in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 

 

 

Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217

 

Course Duration: This unit can be offered as a stand alone (4-6 hours) course or can be included in Confined Space Entry, Day 1 for a maximum of 6 persons.

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Prepare for gas testing

  • Test gas

  • Maintain equipment

 

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work.

 

It applies to situations where an individual may be required to carry out gas testing of an atmosphere prior to entering a specific area or workspace. The competency requires the person to interpret readings and take actions based on the interpretation.

 

Working environment may be hazardous, unpredictable, subject to time pressure, chaotic and expose responders to risk, on land or water, by day or night. Workplace atmospheres may include visible and invisible hazards and hazardous surfaces.

 

The unit is suitable for use in the following situations:

  • confined spaces

  • enclosed and partially enclosed spaces

  • hot work

  • storage tanks, silos, pits, pipes, shafts, ducts, transport vehicles and ships

  • testing as part of issuing a work permit

  • monitoring as part of working under a work permit

  • open areas

  • holding the gas tester by hand

  • lowering the gas tester into a space, e.g. on a line.

 

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

 

 

 

Observe Permit Work MSMPER202

 

Course Duration: 2-3 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Prepare for the job

  • Control the permit site

  • Take appropriate action for potential incident

  • Complete safety observer role

 

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake the safety observer role for permits requiring a safety observer. This role may also be called a hole watcher or a fire watcher.

Safety observers can stop permit work, but do not have the authority to restart it.

This unit of competency applies to a member of the work team or an operator who performs this role.

Where the person is safety observer for confined space permit they should also be competent in confined space entry.

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 

 

 

Work Safely MSMWHS200

Course Duration: 3-4 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

Unit Descriptor

  • Identify hazards and assess risk

  • Follow procedures for risk control

  • Follow emergency procedures

  • Participate in the enhancement of safety

  • Work in accordance with WHS policies and procedures

 

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. This includes identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.

This unit applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

 

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must also be applied.

 

 

 

Issue Work Permits MSMPER300

 

Course Duration: This unit can be offered as a stand alone course (3-4 hours) or can be Included in Confined Space Entry, Day 2 for a maximum of 6 persons.

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Identify need for work permit

  • Ensure job site is prepared for authorised work

  • Raise and issue work permits

  • Monitor work for compliance

  • Receive end of day report

  • Close work permit

 

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to issue work permits. It covers an understanding of the permit system and the limitations of each permit, and making decisions regarding the need for and correct use of each permit. This unit includes the issue of any and all permits. Permits are called ‘clearances’ by some organisations.

 

This unit of competency applies to personnel who are required to issue appropriate permits to work to persons conducting a variety of activities in workplace environments in which hazards exist or specific procedures need to be followed and monitored to protect the safety of personnel and the integrity of plant or process.

 

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

 

 

 

Operate Breathing Apparatus MSMWHS216

 

Course Duration: 4-6 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Conduct pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus

  • Operate breathing apparatus

  • Conclude operations in accordance with procedures

 

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.

 

This unit of competency applies to operators who are required to wear breathing apparatus because they are working:

  • in a confined space

  • with hazardous gases/vapours

  • in an oxygen deficient atmosphere

  • in other situations requiring the wearing of breathing apparatus.

 

Operators may also be required to wear breathing apparatus in emergency situations, however, this is not the prime focus of this unit.

 

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 

Undertake Confined Space Rescue PUASAR025

 

Course Duration: 4-6 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Prepare for confined space rescue operation

  • Assess and manage confined space rescue

  • Determine location and condition of casualties

  • Gain entry to confined space 

  • Remove casualties

 

Application

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake rescues in confined spaces as a member of a single organisation or team involving multiple organisations.

A confined space is determined by the hazards associated with a set of specific circumstances and not just because work is performed in a small space. A confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person, and

  • is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space, and

  • is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from

  • an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or

  • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or

  • harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or engulfment.

The unit is applicable to a range of confined space rescue situations undertaken by personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or organisations where confined space work is performed. Permits may be required to perform work in a confined space in various jurisdictions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

 

 

Demonstrate First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment 

CPPFES2005A

 

Course Duration: 2-3 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Demonstrate correct use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguishers

  • Demonstrate correct use of fire hose reels.

  • Demonstrate correct use of fire blanket.

 

Application

This unit of competency supports fire protection equipment service technicians responsible for demonstrating to customers how to interpret and follow manufacturers’ instructions on various first attack firefighting equipment in emergency situations.

 

 

 

CPR HLTDAID001

Course Duration: 2-3 hours (class size, experience and competency dependent)

 

Unit Descriptor

  • Respond to an Emergency situation

  • Perform CPR procedures

  • Communicate details of the incident

 

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

 

Operate a High Pressure Water Jetting System MSMWJ301

Course Duration: 12-16 hours for initial course, 6-8 hours for refresher training

 

The listed courses below meet the full requirements of the MSMSS00004 skill set and are included in the intial training course. 

MSMWJ301 – Operate a high pressure water jetting system

MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawings

MSMWHS200 – Work safely

MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMWHS110 – Follow emergency response procedures

Unit Descriptor

  • Prepare for work

  • Complete on-site preparation

  • Set up job in accordance with procedures

  • Undertake water jetting job in accordance with procedures

  • Complete job in accordance with procedures

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a high pressure water jetting system which may be used to clean, prepare, abrade, cut or demolish concrete, steel or other plant, equipment, vessels or infrastructure.

 

This work is undertaken in compliance with AS /NZS 4233.1:2013 High pressure water jetting systems - Safe operation and maintenance, or its authorised replacement and Safe Work Australia Guide for Managing Risks from High Pressure Water Jetting December 2013, its state/territory equivalent (where one exists) or the authorised replacement.

 

Work will be undertaken on a worksite which may be a client's site or a site belonging to the organisation.

 

AS/NZS 4233.1:2013 High pressure water jetting systems - Safe operation and maintenance defines this work as work with:

(a) High pressure water jetting systems pressurised by positive displacement pumps with an output capability greater than 800 bar litres per minute.

(b) High pressure water jetting operations carried out at pressures above 800 bar litres per minute and includes jetting operations involving the use of additives and abrasives.

(c) Water jetting operations below 800 bar litres per minute where there is a foreseeable risk of injury to operators.

 

It further defines:

High pressure water jetting systems with an output capability greater than 800 bar litres per minute and less than 5600 bar litres per minute are identified as Class A and systems with an output capability in excess of 5600 bar litres per minute are identified as Class B.

 

The competent operator as defined by this unit of competency will be able to operate independently. Operators who are not competent to operate independently should be competent to operate under supervision (refer to MSMWJ201 Use high pressure water jetting equipment).

 

Operators will also need to be competent in a range of other units of competency in order to be allowed to operate independently on site. Work will be undertaken on a worksite which may be a client's site or a site belonging to the organisation.

 

AS /NZS 4233.1:2013 High pressure water jetting systems - Safe operation and maintenance  states that 'Verification of competency or refresher training on high pressure water jetting operations shall be carried out and documented at appropriate intervals not exceeding two years to ensure the continued competency of operators'.

 

No other licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

Stand alone units available:

  • Enter and Work in Confined Spaces RIIWHS202D

  • Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit MSMPER200

  • Enter Confined Space MSMPER205

  • Conduct Local Risk Control RIIRIS201D

  • Gas Test Atmospheres MSMWHS217

  • Observe Permit Work MSMPER202

  • Work Safely MSMWHS200

  • Issue Work Permits MSMPER300

  • Operate Breathing Apparatus MSMWHS216

  • Undertake Confined Space Rescue PUASAR025

  • Demonstrate First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment CPPFES2005A

  • CPR HLTDAID001

  • Operate a high pressure water jetting system MSMWJ301

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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