Test pool water quality
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete pool water tests and visual inspections, record test data and inspection results, and promptly report any irregularities for corrective action.
This unit applies to public aquatic facilities including those operated by commercial, not-for-profit, community and government organisations.
It has particular application to aquatic technical operators, but can apply to other individuals working at different levels of responsibility. All would be guided by manufacturer instructions, and organisational monitoring schedules and testing procedures.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Conduct pool water tests and visual inspections.
- Complete periodic pool water tests according to organisational monitoring schedules.
- Collect water samples using testing equipment and resources suited to purpose of water quality test, and according to manufacturer instructions and organisational safety practices.
- Complete regular visual inspections of pool and water to identify water quality issues and contamination incidents.
- Clear and report contamination promptly according to organisational incident response procedures.
- Record and report test data and inspection results.
- Record accurate pool water test data and visual inspection results according to organisational procedures.
- Identify and promptly report pool water test and visual inspection irregularities to appropriate personnel for corrective action.
- Update pool water monitoring log according to organisational procedures.
Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.
Reading skills to:
- interpret potentially unfamiliar and complex manufacturer instructions.
Writing skills to:
- use fundamental sentence structure to complete forms and basic reports that require factual information.
Oral communication skills to:
- provide clear and succinct information to others about water quality irregularities and contamination incidents.
Numeracy skills to:
- extract, interpret, and record sometimes complex numerical data, symbols and abbreviations involving degrees, volume, percentages and ratios in manufacturer instructions, monitoring schedules and record keeping documents
- interpret, use and record temporal data, including minutes, hours, days and weeks.
Planning and organising skills to:
- schedule time into day-to-day activities to complete monitoring activities as part of a logical and time-efficient work flow.
UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION
Supersedes and is not equivalent to SISCAQU001 Test pool water quality
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