PUA SES – Tree Safety Review

Project Update

24 March 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL AVAILABLE

The PUA Tree Safety Technical Advisory Committee has finalised draft Training Package materials for this project and would like your feedback.

To view the drafts, click below:

Skill Set Units of Competency Mapping Attachment Document

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 24 April 2020.

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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.

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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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