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Plan a confined space entry in the electricity supply industry

Level                              4

Credits                            4

Purpose       People credited with this unit standard are, in the electricity supply industry,
              able to: identify hazards and controls within confined spaces; develop
              personal emergency procedure plan for a confined space entry; and
              complete documentation required for confined space entry.


Subfield                            Electricity Supply

Domain                              Electricity Supply - Core Skills

Status                              Registered

Status date                         16 April 2010

Date version published              16 April 2010

Planned review date                 31 December 2014

Entry information                   Open.

Accreditation                       Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
                                    industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)         Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference                     0120
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1   This unit standard is intended for, but not restricted to, workplace assessment.

2   Safety of personnel and plant must be a priority throughout the assessment. If the
    safety requirements are not met the assessment must stop.




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3     Performance and work practices in relation to the elements and performance criteria
      must comply with all current legislation, especially the Electricity Act 1992, and any
      regulations and codes of practice recognised under that statute; the Health and
      Safety in Employment Act 1992; and the Resource Management Act 1991.
      Electricity supply industry codes of practice and documented industry procedures
      include the Safety Manual – Electricity Industry (SM-EI) Wellington: Electricity
      Engineers’ Association. A full list of current legislation and industry codes is
      available from the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation, PO Box 1245,
      Hamilton 3240.

4     The phrase in accordance with industry requirements is implicit in all elements and
      performance criteria in this unit standard.

5     Industry requirements include all asset owner requirements; manufacturers’
      specifications; and enterprise requirements which cover the documented workplace
      policies, procedures, specifications, business, and quality management requirements
      relevant to the workplace in which assessment is carried out.

6     Confined spaces is defined as enclosed or partially enclosed space which is at
      atmospheric pressure during occupancy and is not intended or designed primarily as
      a place of work. Confined spaces may include but are not limited to spaces that
      have: restricted means of entry and exit, an atmosphere which contains potentially
      harmful levels of contaminant, an unsafe oxygen level, and the possibility of
      engulfment.

Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Identify hazards and controls within confined spaces in the electricity supply industry.

Performance criteria

1.1        Examples of confined spaces are listed.

           Range         examples of tank-like compartments include but are not limited to
                         – storage tanks, tankers, process vessels, boilers, pressure
                         vessels, silos, dryers;
                         examples of open top spaces include but are not limited to – pits,
                         pipes, sewers, shafts, ducts;
                         examples of small hatchway or access pits include but are not
                         limited to – street sewerage access, power trenches, void spaces.
                         Evidence is required for three examples from each category.

1.2        The main hazards of confined spaces are identified.

           Range         hazards potentially causing death or severe injury include but are
                         not limited to – oxygen deficiency in the confined space, oxygen
                         excess in the confined space, contaminants on surfaces or in the
                         atmosphere, operation of moving equipment, uncontrolled
                         introduction of steam, water, other gas or liquid, suffocation by
                         solids, electrocution, explosion, fire, chemicals.


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1.3       Additional factors that may increase the risk of injury from hazards are
          identified.

          Range        factors include but are not limited to – noise, temperature,
                       radiation within a confined space, manual handling, falls, trips,
                       slips, process activities.

1.4       The hierarchy of control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk are
          identified.

          Range        hierarchy includes but is not limited to – elimination, substitution,
                       isolation, engineering controls;
                       controls include but are not limited to – administrative controls, use
                       of personal protective equipment.

Element 2

Develop personal emergency procedure plan for a confined space entry in the electricity
supply industry.

Performance criteria

2.1       Plan contains evacuation strategies for work area.

2.2       Plan identifies actions that need to be taken when an emergency is first
          discovered.

          Range        actions include but are not limited to – first aid, cardio-pulmonary
                       resuscitation, use of lifting equipment, safety harnesses, breathing
                       apparatus, fire-fighting equipment.

2.3       Plan identifies the essential elements of a rescue.

2.4       Plan identifies the safety watch duties.

2.5       Communication system is described.

          Range        system includes – person to safety watch, safety watch to other
                       groups.

Element 3

Complete documentation required for confined space entry in the electricity supply
industry.

Performance criteria

3.1       The required legal documents covering confined space entry are identified.




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3.2       Documentation is completed.

          Range         documentation includes but is not limited to – work permit, risk
                        assessment, hazard management processes, isolation and
                        lookout procedures, air quality monitoring.

Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation info@esito.org.nz if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.




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