WORKING NEAR LIVE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

ELECTRICAL WORKER TRAINING

WORKING NEAR LIVE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

COURSE OVERVIEW

This training is focused on the electrical safety requirements for electrical works and covers compliance requirement for working up to and beyond safe approach distances for energised electrical apparatus (inc. electrical powerlines).
It includes work functions that may be performed, such as testing for dead, fault finding, electrical inspection and low voltage live work requirements, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures on or near live electrical apparatus by an electrical worker.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Understand statutory acts and regulations associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment and hand held tools near live electrical equipment
  • Identify hazards associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment and hand held tools near live electrical equipment
  • Implement and manage risk controls for electrical hazards
  • Identify various electrical hardware and voltages
  • Identify and manage safe clearances for various voltages
  • Identify correct emergency procedures associated with working or operating vehicles/plant, equipment and hand held tools near overhead power lines
  • Perform CPR & Low Voltage Rescue
DELIVERY

Specialist trainer delivered – theory and assessment

DURATION

1 Day

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

As this course contains safety critical information participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English

Participants must be able to demonstrate competencies of an electrical worker – License or recognised certificate of competency

UNIT

UETTDREL16A

DESCRIPTION

Working Near Live Electrical Apparatus

WH&S Legislation for Training

A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practiable, the provision of any information, instruction, training or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out.

You must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:

  • The nature of the work carried out by the worker
  • The nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
  • The control measures implemented

You must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by any person to whom it is provided.