Perform Rescue from a Live Low Voltage Panel

Course Code

This Competency Standard Unit covers the performance of rescue procedures from live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live Low Voltage panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Course Duration

  • 6 hours face-to-face

Award Issued

Successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • UETTDRR06B – Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Re-certification Requirements

It is an industry requirement that this course is refreshed on a 12-monthly basis.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course however it is advised that those working in the electrical industry or with electrical equipment undertake this training.

Course Contents

  1. Prepare to perform rescue procedures from live LV panel:
    • Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for specific work functions and work areas are identified and obtained. (This will include the risk assessment and control measures taken by the individual performing the rescue).
    • Electricity isolation point is identified and labelled where appropriate.
    • Tools and emergency equipment are checked for safety, functionality and placed in an accessible location to facilitate response and rescue according to established procedures.
  2. Carry out rescue from live LV panel:
    • Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed.
    • Workplace procedures for accessing and isolating the LV panel and removing the victim, where necessary, from contact with live apparatus are followed.
    • Workplace procedures for applying CPR if required at the site and gaining access to treatment by a medical professional if necessary are followed.
    • The worksite is secured and entry controlled until appropriate authorities inspect and release the site.
  3. Complete the LV panel rescue procedure:
    • Processes for reporting accidents and/or incidents to authorised personnel are confirmed in accordance with established procedures.

Is a USI (Unique Student Identifier) required?

Yes, a USI must be obtained in order to receive a Statement of Attainment as this is a nationally recognised unit of competency.

Price 

$50 per person.


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