Managing process condition information in downstream operations

Business Sectors (Suites): Downstream Operations
Developed by: Cogent
Approved on: 29 Mar 2019


This standard is about your competence in dealing with all the relevant types of information related to the condition of the process under your control.

This standard deals with the following:

1 Exchange information on process conditions at handover
2 Manage information

During this work you must take account of the relevant operational requirements and safe working practices AS THEY APPLY TO YOU.

This Standard is suitable for those working in the downstream fuel environment.

Previous Version:

Adapted from Unit 16 of Refinery Field Operations NOS – version April 2005

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 provide clear, full and accurate description of current status of work area to appropriate person
P2 receive clear, full and accurate description of current status of work area from appropriate person
P3 ensure that handover takes place at a designated location
P4 monitor the process condition at the appropriate frequency
P5 analyse, interpret and measure the information
P6 use a logical scanning technique
P7 identify readings and control conditions which are outside agreed parameters
P8 obtain and record readings from field areas
P9 analyse readings in a logical and decisive manner
P10 promptly inform appropriate personnel of process conditions
P11 file all records in accordance with local procedures
P12 supply accurate, concise and complete information in response to requests
P13 complete all relevant documentation

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

K1 the implications of statutory and organisational requirements
K2 how to interpret operational requirements
K3 the operating principles of process systems
K4 how to work with and within the Permit to Work system
K5 the designated locations for handovers to take place
K6 the types, quality and format of information that you must provide and receive
K7 the main methods of communication
K8 the importance of accuracy and clarity
K9 the principles of mass balance


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Indicative Review Date

29 Mar 2024





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Relevant Occupations

Engineering, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Plant and Machine Operatives, Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

SOC Code



manage, process, condition, information, exchange, handover