MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to be aware of environmental issues and to apply organisational policies and procedures to minimise environmental threats.

This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry on vessels up to 80 metres as a:

          Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal

          Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal

          Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near Coastal

          Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal

          Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal

          Integrated Rating

          Chief Integrated Rating.

These people 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

J Environment

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

Implement environmental work practices

1.1

Workplace practices and work instructions relating to potential environmental impacts are implemented

1.2

Relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards that impact on environmental work practices are recognised and followed

1.3

Environmental protection measures are implemented

1.4

Containment procedures are applied according to workplace procedures where appropriate

1.5

Approved waste management procedures and practices are implemented

1.6

Signs or symptoms of a potential environmental threat are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel/authorities

2

Contribute to improved environmental work practices

2.1

Information is gathered and suggestions are made to appropriate personnel for improvements to work practices

2.2

Environmental issues and their relationship to work practices are discussed with colleagues and appropriate personnel

2.3

Contributions to the review of environmental work practices and policies are made within limits of own responsibility

3

Maintain environmental records

3.1

Environmental records are accurately prepared according to workplace procedures

3.2

Environmental records are stored securely

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.

Workplace practices and work instructions must include:

          avoiding or minimising environmental risks

          documented policies and procedures

          emergency procedures

          environmental data recording and reporting procedures

          environmental hazard and risk identification

          environmental management system

          environmental monitoring

          hazard and incident reporting and recording procedures

          improving environmental performance

          signs and labels

          waste minimisation and segregation

          work plans

   

Relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards include one or more of the following:

          commonwealth, state and territory legislation

          International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

          local government by-laws and regulations

          third party standards such as the ISO1400 series and those of the Marine Stewardship Council

   

Protection measures include one or more of the following:

          controlling emissions of gas and smoke

          managing waste

          observing restricted fishing areas

          preventing cargo spillage

          preventing fuel and oil spillage

          proper use of refrigerant gases

          using appropriate signage

   

Potential environmental threats include one or more of the following:

          anchoring

          antifouling paint

          garbage

          harm to marine life

          noise

          poorly maintained equipment and machinery

          sewage

          wash from propellers

          waste and debris for example from oil and fuel containers

   

Suggestions include one or more of the following:

          improving energy efficiency

          increasing the use of renewable, recyclable, re-usable and recoverable resources

          maximising opportunities such as the use of solar or alternative forms of energy

          preventing and minimising risks

          reducing emissions of greenhouse gas

          using alternative technology to limit growth

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit. This unit is equivalent to MARJ2001A Follow environmental work practices.

Links

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


Assessment Requirements for MARJ001 Follow environmental work practices

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:

          making suggestions for improved environmental work practices

          preparing and keeping clear and concise environmental records

          recognising procedures and following instructions for environmental work practices

          reporting environmental hazards and risks in a timely way.

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:

          environmental and resource hazards and risks associated with the maritime industry

          environmental laws, regulations and standards relevant to work in the maritime industry

          procedures and processes that support environmentally sustainable principles

          procedures for reporting environmental hazards and risks

          relevant environmental sustainability principles

          use of oil spill equipment and its limitations.

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/