PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
Persons credited with this unit standard are able to practically demonstrate knowledge of fire and repellents, knowledge of the application, construction and operation of hand operated fire fighting equipment.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
1. Knowledge of the specific use of the various types of fire equipment.
2. Knowledge of characteristics of fire.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
Hand operated fire equipment, including, all types of hand operated fire extinguishers, fixed hose reels, wheeled movile fire units, fire blankets and sand buckets.
Hand operated fire extinguishers include, Co2 types, foam, powder and gas type extinguishers.
Element guide and record:
The candidate will be provided with:
Plant equipment to carry out each assessment task.
The candidate will be permitted to refer to the following documents:
The candidate will be required to:
Wear personal protective equipment.
Orally, or by other methods of communication, answer questions put by the assessor.
Perform the tasks described by this guide within a time frame established between the candidate`s pervisor/instructor and the assessor prior to undertaking this assessment.