PUA SES – Tree Safety Review

Project Update

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.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the link below by close of business Friday, 27 September 2019.

Registrations have now closed.

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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.

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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.

Greg Spence
Greg Spence
Industry Manager
Email greg.spence@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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