Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: EEET7324C

Course Title: Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4371 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email: mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Simon Embury

+61 3 9925 4345

Simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Enforced pre-requisite

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Codes and Practices in the Workplace

Course ID 050481

 


 

Course Description

The ability to safety test electrical equipment and appliances (usually referred to as Testing and Tagging) is a crucial skill which is highly valued by employers in the live production, event and audiovisual industries.
This course will provide you with the competency, skills and knowledge necessary to safely inspect, test and tag electrical appliances.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies

Element:

1 Prepare to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

Performance Criteria:

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.

1.2

OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.

1.3

Advice is sought from an appropriate person to minimise disruption to the work place.

1.4

Cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be tested are obtained.

1.5

Portable apparatus testing device is checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

2 Test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies

Performance Criteria:

2.1

OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.

2.2

Measures are followed to ensure that cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be tested are not connected to the electrical supply.

2.3

Knowledge of electrical safety requirements and parameters are applied to safety testing to ensure correct interpretation of test results.

2.4

Visual checks of the cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are carried out in accordance with established procedures to detect any abnormal or obvious damage or fault.

2.5

Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel, before any contingencies are implemented.

2.6

Established PAT routines are followed to test cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies.

2.7

Unsafe cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are identified from test results

2.8

Testing is undertaken effectively with minimum waste of energy and damage to apparatus.

Element:

3 Tag tested cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies and document testing activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1

OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.2

Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.

3.3

Cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies are tagged according to their safety status.

3.4

Arrangements are made for unsafe cord connected apparatus and cord assemblies to be repaired by a recognised competent person.

3.5

Safety testing activities are documented in accordance with requirements and established routines procedures.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will be able to conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord assemblies and cord connected equipment through:

  • Working safely.
  • Physically and visually inspecting appliances.
  • Using a portable appliance tester to electrically test appliances.
  • Identifying faulty appliances.
  • Apply Test Tags.
  • Log records of inspections and tests.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include but are not limited to:

  • practical theory classes working through Australian/New Zealand Standard 3760:2010
  • demonstrations of equipment inspection, testing and tagging
  • discussions
  • practical exercises using Portable Appliance Testers (PAT)
  • reading notes and other resources

You will be responsible for your learning and will be expected to engage in independent research, reading and study.


Teaching Schedule

Classes

Teaching Schedule (Subject to Change)

Assessment

1

 

  • Course overview and assessment requirements.
  • Blackboard resources
  • AS/NZS 3760:2010 (The Rules), Self-paced learning guide.
  • AS/NZS 3760:2010 Scope and General section incl. definitions: competent person, portable equipment
  • Effects of electricity on the body and electric shock case studies
  • Four step process: Inspect, Test, Tag & Log
  • Inspection
  • Frequency of inspection & tests
  • Importance of visual and physical inspection and best practice in equipment inspection

 

Homework: Self-paced learning guide and read the Standard

 

 

2

 

  • Demonstration of ‘best practice’ visual and physical equipment inspection.
  • Non-compliant equipment
  • Class I and Class II equipment and identification.
  • Extension leads, IEC leads and EPOD’s.
  • Electrical testing.
  • The earth circuit.
  • Earth continuity testing.
  • Testing of insulation.
  • Leakage current testing.
  • Insulation resistance testing, surge protected devices and equipment with a MIMS element.
  • PAT testers
  • Lead polarity testing
  •  

 

3

 

  • Theory review for first 60 minutes of class.
  • Knowledge Evidence Test.
  • Portable Appliance Testers (PAT)
  • Demonstration of foil wrap technique for IR test for Class II with no external metal ‘all insulated’ equipment.
  • Testing ‘difficult’ items of equipment
  • Kyoritsu Insulation/continuity tester
  • Practice testing Earth continuity testing with Kyoritsu testers if time permits.

 

 

 

 

Assessment 1, Written Knowledge Evidence Test for all students.

 

 

4

 

  • Feedback on theory test
  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster

 

 

Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students.

 

5

 

  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster

Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students.

 

6

 

  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster

Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students.

 

 7 
  • Practical assessment for some students following an assessment roster
 Assessment 2: Practical Skills Assessment for some students.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available via the learning Hub in MyRMIT.

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

No marks or grades are allocated for assessment tasks in this course. Each assessment task will be deemed as Satisfactory or Not Yet Satisfactory.

 

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

 

There are two assessments tasks for this course:

 

  1. Written Knowledge Evidence test (Open Book) conducted in class three.
  2. Practical Skills Assessment (Open Book) conducted in classes 4, 5 6 or 7 following an assessment roster.

 

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available via the Learning Hub in MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

 

Results that apply to this course which is delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

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