Provide on-plant instruction in downstream operations

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


This standard is about your competence in developing the competences of others.

This standard deals with the following:

1 Instruct trainee on plant
2 Monitor progress of trainee under instruction

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 8 of Refinery Field Operations NOS – version April 2005

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 determine the existing level of trainee knowledge
P2 provide trainee with a clear explanation and outline of the training objectives
P3 provide trainee with a logical step-by-step explanation stressing the key points
P4 ensure that copies of the appropriate procedure are available and ready for use
P5 ensure that information and summaries are given at a suitable pace and frequency for the trainee
P6 check trainee's understanding of the activity
P7 monitor the trainee's progress in accordance with procedures
P8 provide thorough and constructive feedback to the trainee
P9 ensure that the trainee progresses only when competent
P10 provide thorough, accurate and objective report to Supervisor on trainee's progress
P11 recommend appropriate further training
P12 complete all relevant documentation
P13 work safely in accordance with operational requirement

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

K1 how to select, use and care for PPE
K2 the implications of statutory and organisational requirements
K3 how to interpret operational requirements
K4 how to work with and within the Permit to Work system
K5 the relevant training plan for a Refinery Field Operator
K6 the operating principles and procedures of the process on which instruction will take place
K7 the written and verbal communication methods of training
K8 the importance of explaining the training activity objectives to the trainee
K9 why standards of performance are required
K10 how to structure the learning into appropriately sized sections and why this is important
K11 how to put the trainee at ease and why this is important
K12 the importance and relevance of establishing existing levels of understanding of the trainee
K13 the importance of checking progress regularly
K14 why checking is necessary to complete a training activity
K15 the importance of giving objective and constructive feedback to trainee on performance
K16 the importance of monitoring progress
K17 the importance of recording results


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





Links To Other NOS

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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

29 Mar 2024





Originating Organisation


Original URN

DO 8

Relevant Occupations

Engineering, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Plant and Machine Operatives n.e.c, Process, Plant and Machine Operatives

SOC Code



provide, on-plant, instruction, trainee, monitor, progress