UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

This Competency Standard Unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined “safe approach distance” near energised electrical apparatus (inc. electrical powerlines) for non-electrical workers. It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined “safe working zone”. The defined “safe working zone” is that so defined by relevant State or Territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, Industry bi-partite body – Guidelines/Codes of Practices or other related requirements for Safe work and access near live Electrical and Mechanical Apparatus.

It includes topics such as:

  • Confirmation of the principles of electricity, the three phase power system, electric shock and resuscitation, power system
  • Recognition of aerial voltage systems
  • Identification of Low Voltage Aerial Circuits
  • Hazard and risk assessment procedure
  • Applying Hazard Identification in Electrical Work
  • Risk Assessment and Management (JSAs) Control
  • Procedures in the event of an incident
  • The Hierarchy of Controls

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