This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to isolate and shut down machines and equipment and applies to situations that require extensive system knowledge that exclude the straightforward starting/stopping of machinery/equipment through the use of simple switching, including use of emergency switches.

All shutdown and isolation must comply with relevant regulations, Australian Standards and legislative requirements governing isolation and shutdown.

Where interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of engineering measurement is required unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of tools is required unit MEM18001 Use hand tools and unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations should also be selected as appropriate.

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

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM18011

Prerequisites

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - identifying and interpreting specifications, charts, lists and other applicable reference documents to shut down and isolate machines and equipment; - shutting down machines/equipment ensuring machine/equipment is depressurised/emptied/de-energised/bled according to procedures; - isolating machines/equipment safely in accordance with SOPs, relevant regulations, Australian Standards and legislative requirements governing isolation and shutdown and verifying safe isolation, and; - installing safety/security lock-off devices and signage.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - operational function of the machine/equipment; - shutdown sequence; - procedures and safety precautions for shutting down and isolating the machine/equipment; - procedures for purging/de-energising the machine/equipment and reasons for doing so; - procedures for verifying machine/equipment shutdown and isolation and reasons for verifying; - relevant regulations, Australian Standards and legislative requirements governing isolation and shutdown safety/security lock-off devices and signage to be installed; - reasons and procedures for installing lock-off devices and signage, and; - reasons for ensuring the machine/equipment is left in a clean safe state.

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As part of a course

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