PUA SES - Tree Safety Review
The Australian Council of State and Territory Emergency Services (ACSES) has identified an emerging area of risk to SES volunteer members related to the felling and cutting of trees during storm and emergency situations.
The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed to develop three new Units of Competency and one Skill Set aimed at the capability requirements for SES volunteer members to safely remove or secure fallen trees.
The Public Safety 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 for this project.
Up to three Units of Competency to be developed:
- PUASES999X Assess trees for compression forces
- PUASES998X Develop a plan for the management of compression forces
- PUASES997X Use equipment to stabilise and support trees within an incident
One Skill Set to be reviewed and developed:
- PUASS00037 Intermediate Tree Operations
The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 September 2020.
How to get involved
A Technical Advisory Committee will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.
Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.
Technical advisory committee
TREE SAFETY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
Work on this project has commenced and the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help develop three new Units of Competency and one Skill Set aimed at the capability requirements for SES volunteers to safely remove or secure fallen trees.
TAC nominations closed on Friday, 27 September 2019.
For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.
Summary of development
Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.
Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Tree Safety, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.
24 FEBRUARY 2020
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the development of Training Package materials.
Draft material is expected to be available in March/April 2020 for public consultation and feedback.
24 MARCH 2020
The PUA Tree Safety Technical Advisory Committee has finalised draft Training Package materials for this project.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 24 April 2020 for consideration by the TAC.
25 MAY 2020
The Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and finalised draft Training Package products for the Tree Safety project.
The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee is now seeking feedback to validate these drafts to ensure the proposed products meet industry needs.
Detailed mapping information, tracking changes to the existing Training Package, is also available to view.
Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 5 June 2020 for consideration by the TAC.
Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
19 AUGUST 2020
The Case for Endorsement and draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.
Industry - Public Safety
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