This unit covers isolating and shutting down machines and equipment.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - entering information onto proformas and standard workplace forms; - shutting down machine/equipment; - purging/de-energising equipment, and; - installing safety/security lock-off devices and signage.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the operational function of the machine/equipment; - the shut-down sequence; - the procedures for shutting down and isolating the machine/equipment; - 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 shut-down and isolation and reasons for verifying; - the safety/security lock-off devices and signage to be installed; - the reasons and procedures for installing lock-off devices and signage; - the reasons for ensuring the machine/equipment is left in a clean, safe state; - hazards and control measures; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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