MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply defined policies and procedures when carrying out fire minimisation procedures and fighting a fire on board a vessel.

This unit applies to deck and engine workers working in the maritime industry on vessels up to 80 metres. They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.

This unit has links to legislative and certification requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

F Operational Quality and Safety

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Carry out fire minimisation procedures

1.1

Fire hazards and risks on board vessel are identified and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

1.2

Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling fire risks are followed

1.3

Firefighting equipment is regularly checked and appropriate action is taken to ensure it is operational

1.4

Participation in fire drills and musters is undertaken to ensure readiness for fire emergencies

2

Follow instructions during response to a fire emergency

2.1

Location and class of fire are identified and alarm is raised and/or responded to according to workplace procedures

2.2

Appropriate protective clothing and equipment requirements are made ready

2.3

Instructions to contain the spread of fire and smoke are acted upon

2.4

Fire is attacked using appropriate method, firefighting equipment and extinguishing media/agent according to instructions

2.5

Collaboration and communication is maintained with others to support the safety and efficiency of the firefighting operation

3

Support post-fire operations

3.1

Fire watch is carried out as instructed to prevent further outbreak

3.2

Equipment is restored to operational condition according to workplace instructions

3.3

Assistance is provided to preserve fire scene prior to investigation, as required

3.4

Information relevant for fire incident debrief is provided

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Fire hazards and risks must include:

          cargo

          clothing

          cooking oils

          cordage

          electrical arcing

          fuels and lubricants

          furnishings

          paints

          poor housekeeping

          poor work practices

          smoking

          spontaneous combustion

   

Firefighting equipment includes one or more of the following:

          fire blankets

          hydrant hoses and nozzles

          international shore connection

          portable extinguishers

          pumps

   

Classes of fire must include:

          A Carbonaceous solids

          B Flammable liquids

          C Flammable gases

          E Electrically energised equipments

          F Cooking fats or oils

   

Protective clothing and equipment must include:

          foot protection

          hand protection

          radiant heat protection

   

Extinguishing media/agent must include:

          extinguishing powder

          foam

          gaseous extinguishing agents

          water

   

Restoring equipment must include:

          cleaning

          servicing (as required)

          re-stowing

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit. This unit is equivalent to MARF1002A Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel.

Links

MAR Maritime Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide at: - http://tlisc.org.au/training-packages/maritime-training/


Assessment Requirements for MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

          applying extinguishing media to a fire

          communicating and working collaboratively as a member of a team in a firefighting operation

          correctly using vessel closure and shutdown systems

          conducting effective boundary cooling

          operating a fire extinguisher

          using a fire blanket to extinguish a fire

          using water spray as an effective firefighting agent.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

          alarms and signals during onboard emergencies

          chemistry of fire and its relationship to flash point, vapour density, auto ignition temperature and spontaneous combustion

          classes of fire applicable to Australian and New Zealand standards

          detection and suppression systems including fixed firefighting systems

          extinguishing media including firefighting foams

          firefighting tactics, techniques and procedures including team dynamics

          fire tetrahedron

          hazards and threats to life or health during onboard firefighting operations

          methods of heat transfer

          onboard emergency response organisation and procedures

          portable fire extinguishers colour codes and suitability for class of fire

          principles underlying spread of fire on a vessel

          principles and methods of extinguishment of each class of fire

          safe working practices

          types of fire detection, firefighting equipment and systems used on vessels, their features, principles of operation, procedures for their use and problems that can occur

          ventilation procedures

          vessel construction as it relates to fire prevention/protection

          work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

          tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry

          applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals

          range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.

Links

MAR Maritime Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide at: - http://tlisc.org.au/training-packages/maritime-training/