Mining Short Courses

Unit List

MSMPER200 - Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMPER202 - Observe permit work

MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres

Overview

This skillset provides students with the skills required as a standby person or gas watcher.

MSMPER200

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.

MSMPER202

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.

MSMWHS217

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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific academic entry requirements for this skillset.

Applicants for this skillset are expected to:

·         Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.

The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:

                    Having completed secondary school to year 10;

                    Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;

                    Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.

Work Placement Requirements

Not required

Licencing Requirements

Not required

Other Course Requirements

Students must wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel cap boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt at all times

Students should be comfortable working in confined spaces

Course Length

Course length is 2 days

Course Locations

Whyalla, Roxby Downs

Delivery Modes Available

Full-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator

Course Fees

Total course cost $250.00

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Questions

If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697
Email: trainingpartnerships@ceg.net.au

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