UET Refresher Skills

Project scope

 

The Refresher Skills project will review 11 Units of Competency, develop eight new units and review 18 Skill Sets in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package. This project will review the competencies used by ESI-TDR workers to verify skills against current ENA Guidelines and industry practices.

 

The project will develop a new unit for refresher training in live low voltage energised work to align against the ENA guideline. A further seven new units are identified for development to cover the initial requirements of in-depth training and skills requirements, before a worker could complete a refresher unit.

 

Up-to-date training for ESI-TDR workers in Australia’s energy industry organisations is required to support Government priorities for rapid, efficient and effective responses to national and natural disasters. The safety of the workforce is highly important in the industry. The refresher units are used for verification of competence, this suite of nationally agreed competencies allow ESI-TDR workers to move interstate and quickly provide mutual aid in times of national and natural disasters.

 

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

 

Timeline

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 December 2021.

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Units of Competency

UETDRRFXX2        Initial Training Unit for – Perform pole top rescue

UETDRRFXX3        Initial Training Unit for – Perform EWP rescue

UETDRRFXX4        Initial Training Unit for – Perform tower rescue

UETDRRFXX5        Initial Training Unit for – Perform rescue from switchyard structures at heights

UETDRRFXX6        Initial Training Unit for – Perform rescue from a live LV panel

UETDRRFXX7        Initial Training Unit for – Perform cable pit/trench/excavation rescue

UETDRRFXX8        Initial Training Unit for – Perform EWP controlled descent escape

UETDRRFX13        Refresher – Working with Live Low Voltage

UETTDRRF01        Apply ESI safety rules, codes of practice and procedures for work on or near electrical apparatus

UETTDRRF02        Perform pole top rescue

UETTDRRF03        Perform EWP rescue

UETTDRRF04        Perform tower rescue

UETTDRRF05        Perform rescue from switchyard structures at heights

UETTDRRF06        Perform rescue from a live LV panel

UETTDRRF07        Perform cable pit/trench/excavation rescue

UETTDRRF08        Perform EWP controlled descent escape

UETTDRRF09        Apply access procedures to work on or near electrical network infrastructure

UETTDRRF10        Provide first aid in an ESI environment

UETTDRRF11        Testing of connections to low voltage electricity networks

 

Skill Sets

UETSS00036         Apply Access Procedures to Work On or Near Electrical Network Infrastructure

UETSS00037         Apply ESI Safety Rules, Codes of Practice & Procedures for Work On or Near Electrical Apparatus

UETSS00038         Perform Cable Pit-Trench-Excavation Rescue

UETSS00039         Perform Cable Pit-Trench-Excavation Rescue and CPR

UETSS00040         Perform CPR

UETSS00041         Perform EWP Controlled Descent Escape

UETSS00042         Perform EWP Rescue

UETSS00043         Perform EWP Rescue and CPR

UETSS00044         Perform Pole Top Rescue

UETSS00045         Perform Pole Top Rescue and CPR

UETSS00046         Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel

UETSS00047         Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel and CPR

UETSS00048         Perform Rescue from Switchyard Structures at Heights

UETSS00049         Perform Switchyard Rescue at Heights and Provide First Aid

UETSS00050         Perform Tower Rescue

UETSS00051         Perform Tower Rescue and Provide First Aid

UETSS00052         Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment

UETSS00053         Testing of Connections to Low Voltage Electricity Networks cables

TAC Established

 

11 AUGUST 2021

 

The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising of twenty-four (24) subject matter experts from Industry, RTOs and Peak Bodies the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge regarding how to best enable the safety and mobility of the ESI TDR workforce to support Government priorities for rapid, efficient and effective responses to national and natural disasters
  • Reviewing 11 Units of Competency, 18 Skill Sets and develop eight new units in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package to verify the competence of ESI TDR workers
  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration.
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority

 

The TAC held its first meeting on Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

Technical advisory committee

 

1 JULY 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail IRC is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to:

 

Review 11 Units of Competency, 18 Skill Sets and develop eight new units in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package to verify the competence of ESI TDR workers. Seven new units will cover the initial in-depth training and skills requirements of industry workers before they can complete a refresher unit, whilst one unit will be developed for refresher training in live low voltage energised work to align against the ENA guideline. The project will enable safety and mobility of the ESI TDR workforce to support Government priorities for rapid, efficient and effective responses to national and natural disasters, which is highly important in the industry.

 

Registrations closed Thursday, 15 July 2021.

 

Consultation

 

17 SEPTEMBER 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee, the TAC has drafted materials for this project and is requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The TAC has reviewed and updated 11 Units of Competency and 18 Skill Sets to incorporate current industry practices and rescue requirements.

 

Two new Units of Competency have been developed, based on ENA Guidelines for working with overhead and underground energised live low voltage electrical apparatus.

 

To view the drafts, click below:

 

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

 

SKILL SETS

 

MAPPING ATTACHMENTS DOCUMENT

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

 

SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

Quality Assurance

 

Validation

 

Endorsement

 

Approval

 

 

Submission

 

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Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

 

 

Email: Erin.Knudsen@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0418 434 302