UET Powerline Safety

Project Scope

 

The Powerline Safety project will develop one new Unit of Competency in the Transmission, Distribution and Rail Training Package.

 

The new unit will address the skills and knowledge required by non-Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) workers to work safely near overhead electrical powerlines.

 

This work is vital to ensuring awareness and education of non-ESI workers across industries about the risks and hazards associated with working near electrical powerlines. These industries include, but are not limited to agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, arborists, communication, transport, and waste recycling (garbage trucks).

 

Over recent years deaths and accidents as a result of accidental contact with powerlines have highlighted the inherent dangers for non-ESI workers.

 

The new unit will focus on powerline identification, planning and management before commencing work near powerlines, and emergency escape requirements. Skills development in these critical components will help to save lives.

 

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The ESI Transmission, Distribution and Rail Industry Reference Committee (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.

 

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.

 

Project Deliverables

The full list of products included in this project:

 

New Unit of Competency

UETDRELXXY Work Safely near powerlines

Technical Advisory Committee

13 MAY 2022

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 develop Training Package material to address the skills and knowledge required by non-Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) workers to work safely near overhead electrical powerlines.

 

The new unit will focus on powerline identification, planning and management before commencing work near powerlines, and emergency escape requirements.

 

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details via the form below, by close of business Monday, 30 May 2022.

Register your interest

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Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager - ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0418 434 302