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SUGPOBB2A

Operate a boiler - basic

Unit Descriptor This is a Specialist unit. It covers the skills and knowledge required to for continuous and short term operation of a basic boiler and for start up and shut down after a prolonged break. This unit is based on the boiler competency standards from the Worksafe Australia Standards for Users and Operators of Industrial Equipment NOHSC 1006 (2001). It should be selected where boiler operation is a certificated occupation.

ELEMENTPERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1 . Prepare the boiler for operation
  1. Health and safety hazards / maintenance requirements are identified and reported to appropriate personnel according to workplace reporting procedures

  2. The boiler is purged according to workplace procedure

  3. Services are confirmed and available

  4. Pre-operational checks are conducted to confirm operational status of boiler and related equipment

2 . Start and monitor boiler operation
  1. The boiler is started and brought on line safely according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's specifications

  2. Plant is operated within limits of manufacturer's specifications to meet workplace requirements

  3. Equipment is monitored to confirm operating condition

  4. Water quality is tested and adjusted as required

  5. Sluice water is circulated to remove ash from boiler according to specification

  6. The workplace meets housekeeping standards

3 . Analyse and respond to abnormal performance
  1. Operating data and plant operating conditions are analysed to identify causes of abnormal performance

  2. Corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures in response to Hazards, out-of-specification test results and/or plant performance

  3. Emergency procedures are implemented as required according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

4 . Handover boiler operations
  1. Workplace records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and workplace procedures

  2. Handover is carried out according to workplace procedure

  3. Boiler operators are aware of boiler status and related equipment at completion of handover

5 . Carry out an operational shutdown
  1. The boiler is shut down according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

  2. Maintenance requirements are identified and reported according to workplace reporting procedure

6 . Shutdown the boiler and prepare for an internal inspection
  1. The boiler is shut down according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

  2. The boiler is cleaned internally and externally according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

  3. Valves and fittings are removed in preparation for maintenance

7 . Store boiler in shutdown mode
  1. The boiler is stored in the appropriate storage mode according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

8 . Record information
  1. Workplace information is recorded according to workplace recording requirements





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Evidence Guide

Ability to:

May include ability to:

Knowledge of:

May include knowledge of:

Relationship with other standards

Pre-requisite units

There are no pre-requisite units for this competency standard.

Co-assessment of related units

Other units of competency relevant to the work role should be assessed in conjunction with this unit. This may include:

Resources required for assessment

Assessment must occur in a real or simulated workplace where the assessee has access to:

Assessment requirements

Boiler operators holding a ticket in Basic Boiler Operation from the relevant state regulatory authority will be granted equivalence in this unit SUGPOBB2A Operate a boiler- basic for the purpose of issuing a qualification.