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UETTDREL14 - Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker (Authorised Person - Spotters Course)

 

Course Overview

This unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined safe approach distance (SAD) near energised electrical apparatus, including electrical powerlines, for non-electrical workers. 

It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined safe working zone. The defined safe working zone is that so defined by relevant state or territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, industry bi-partite bodies, guidelines/codes of practices or other related requirements for safe work and access near live electrical and mechanical apparatus.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licencing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.

Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker is a course designed to give workers with non-electrical backgrounds the knowledge to stay safe and understand compliance requirements when working near live power sources.

 

Course Duration

Approx. 4-6 hours. 

 

Pre-requisite

  • Nil

 

Course Content

This course will provide you with the necessary technical knowledge to safely work near over head power line. At completion, each participant will be able to: 

  • Identify statutory acts and regulations associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment, and handheld tools near overhead power lines
  • Identify hazards associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment, and handheld tools near overhead power lines.
  • Identify various hardware and voltages in the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) environment
  • Identify relevant clearances for various voltages found in the ESI environment
  • Identify correct selection and understanding of clearance tables relevant to the task being performed
  • Identify correct emergency procedures associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment, and handheld tools near overhead power lines.

 

 

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment when you successfully complete this course.