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This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a reciprocating steam engine for licensing purposes, which includes the operation of steam equipment where the steam acts upon a piston under pressure where this action of the steam forces the piston to move, including expanding (steam) reciprocating engines, with any piston diameter of greater than 250 millimetres.
Application of the Unit
This unit requires the operator to plan the work, carry out pre-operational safety checks, start the reciprocating steam engine, monitor the reciprocating steam engine operation, carry out shut-down of reciprocating steam engine for operational and maintenance purposes.
This unit meets the requirements of state and territory Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations, including licensing.
This unit is based on the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.
Enrolment is for a nominal period of 12 months but this may be extended to allow sufficient on-the-job training. The duration of the Theory Course for this Unit of Competency is 4 days full time in a Class Room situation normally at an Employers workplace.