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API Publication 1161-2000 pdf free download

API Publication 1161-2000 pdf free download.Guidance Document for the Qualification of Liquid Pipeline Personnel.
Premises and definitions are important because they provide a standard for accurately and consistently identifying tasks and determining whether they are covered or not covered. The premises should address how your company interprets and applies the four-part test used to identify covered tasks and the company’s understanding of abnormal operating conditions associated with covered tasks. When developing premises and definitions, it is helpful to review the rule’s four-part test and establish what your company considers: 0 a pipeline facility an operations or maintenance task an activity specifically required of 49 CFR Part 195 an activity that affects the operation or integrity of the pipeline An example set of premises and definitions is included in Appendix B. NOTE: When you have fully established your premises and definitions, strictly adhere to them. This analysis should be completed for each position, required by your company, which performs operations or maintenance activities including contractor positions. Record each applicable activity on a master task list. It is important to focus on the activities of the position and not its responsibilities to determine if the activities are covered tasks. Task identification and analysis may be accomplished by: 0 0 0 Reviewing contracts 0 Reviewing 49 CFR Part 195 Interviewing individuals within each job position Reviewing operations, maintenance and safety manuals Reviewing the example covered task list in Appendix C of this guidance document. Review Appendix D for an expanded description of each covered task.
The written program must provide information on how the operator will evaluate individuals to determine whether they are qualified to perform covered tasks . The rule provides several acceptable evaluation methods: 0 written exam oral exam work performance history observation during performance on-the-job 0 observation during on-the-job training 0 simulations other forms of assessment Appendix E provides acceptable evaluation methods for transitional, initial and subsequent qualification. Transitional qualification is that which is completed by October 28, 2002, for individuals who have been performing a covered task on a regular basis prior to August 27, 1999. Initial qualification is that done at any time for individuals who were not performing a covered task prior to October 26, 1999. Subsequent qualification refers to re-evaluating an individual at an interval established by the operator (e.g., annually, every three years, etc.). 0 Suggestions on the effective use of each evaluation method are listed in Appendix F. When all covered tasks have been identified, each individual who performs those covered tasks must be evaluated to determine whether they are qualified to perform them. The evaluation method or combination of methods should sufficiently measure the individual’s knowledge and skills to perform the covered task. The evaluator should utilize a covered task evaluation checklist or procedure to ensure accurate and consistent assessment when performing an oral examination, on-the-job performance observation, or an on-the-job training observation. The operator should determine the acceptable qualification criteria level for each covered task evaluation checklist, written examination, etc. The operator will need to determine what is acceptable performance during the evaluation. This can be in the form of a passing score for a written test and/or steps correctly completed during a performance evaluation.
These are discussed in the sections below. The regulation requires the operator to determine the time intervals appropriate for re-evaluation. Time intervals for subsequent evaluations may be based on: the frequency of performance of the covered task the complexity of the task the risk and consequences involved if the task is incorrectly performed Tasks that are performed frequently and have low risk may have longer re-evaluation periods than tasks performed infrequently and have high risk. For example, a covered task that is: performed infrequently, is highly complex, and has severe consequences (high risk) may require frequent re-evaluation. performed weekly or more often and has a low degree of complexity with moderate to low consequences may require infrequent re-evaluation. Establish the subsequent evaluation intervals and list them in the written program. The pipeline operator should evaluate an individual if the pipeline operator has reason to believe the individual’s performance of a covered task contributed to an accident as defined in 49 CFR Part 195. An accident investigation should be performed to determine if an individual contributed to the accident and needs to be re-evaluated. The root cause analysis may also indicate if other individuals performing the same covered task need additional training to prevent recurrence of the same error.

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