UET Refresher Skills
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.
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.
The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 December 2021.
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
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
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.
17 SEPTEMBER 2021
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:
Please submit your feedback by close of business Wednesday, 20 October 2021.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail
Phone: 0418 434 302