PUA SES – Tree Safety Review

Project Updates

25 May 2020

Draft Material

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.

24 March 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

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.

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.

4 September 2019

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.

Background

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 expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 September 2020.

View IRC Skills Forecast

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.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

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.

Katherine White image
Katherine White
Industry Manager
Email katherine.white@australianindustrystandards.org.au 

Project Deliverables

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

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