Participate in handling non-routine information on plant condition in downstream operations

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


This standard is about your competence in handling non-routine information relating to the condition of process plant and equipment. This includes rotating, non-rotating and storage, heat transfer and control equipment.

This standard deals with the following:

1 Take non-routine field readings on plant conditions
2 Communicate non-routine information on plant conditions

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

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

Previous Version:

Adapted from Unit 5 of Refinery Field Operations NOS – version April 2005

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 correctly take the appropriate field readings
P2 correctly fit any additional monitoring equipment after proper instruction if required
P3 inform all relevant people that the field readings are being taken and of any possible impact on them
P4 prepare accurate and clear records after taking readings within an appropriate timescale
P5 complete all relevant documentation
P6 work safely in accordance with operational requirements

P7 select, use and care for personal protective equipment P8 provide prompt, accurate and clear information on plant status to the appropriate people
P9 pass records to the appropriate people where no further personal action is required

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

​K1 how to access and gain information from the relevant sources
K2 the operating principles, conditions and parameters of the relevant plant
K3 the need for, and possible outcome of, surveys and extra information
K4 how to access and contribute to equipment records
K5 how to produce accurate written and verbal reports in a timely manner
K6 the consequences of not producing written and verbal reports within the required timescale
K7 how to use log books and data sheets effectively
K8 the consequences of poor and inaccurate communication
K9 the implications of statutory and organisational requirements  
K10 how to work with a permit to work system
K11 how to interpret operational requirements
K12 when and how communication links should be used between field operators and others


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



participate, non-routine, information, plant, conditions, readings, communicate