Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)

Provide participants with the knowledge of the principles, requirements and procedures to maintain energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus using high voltage stick techniques and the skills to maintain energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus. The participant will also develop skills to work effectively within a cohesive team, to ensure the safety of all team members, and the community when undertaking high voltage live line work.

Course Duration

20 days

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for Western Power employees or contractors who are required to maintain live high voltage electrical apparatus (stick).

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness or equivalent unit
  • UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape or equivalent unit
  • UETTDRRF02B Perform pole top rescue or equivalent unit
  • TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) or equivalent unit
  • Medical – commercial driver’s license / muscular skeletal
  • Meet Western Power selection criteria as prescribed in section 3.1 of the High Voltage Live Work Manual
  • Plus at least one of the following units:
    • UET30612 – Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead, or
    • UET30209 – Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead, or
    • UET30206 – Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Distribution Overhead.
Note: All prerequisites must be current.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • participate as a team member of a high voltage live line work crew
  • plan to maintain energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)
  • carry out maintenance of energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)
  • complete the maintenance of energised high voltage distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)
  • plan to contribute to a coordinated high voltage live line work team
  • carry out the contribution to a coordinated high voltage live line work team
  • complete the contribution to a coordinated high voltage live line work team

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

  • PPE Level 1
  • combination pole/EWP harness
  • general work gloves
  • safety glasses (minimum medium impact)
  • safety helmet
  • hand tools
  • Dependent on the location of the course delivery, you may be required to provide relevant equipment such as a lifting bucket and an elevated work platform *

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.

Assessments

Written and practical assessments are included in the course.
Participants will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes.
Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

Certification

Statement of Attainment for both UETTDRDP13A Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick) and UETTDRIS65A Contribute to coordinated HV live working

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XHDLS – HV Distribution Live Line Stick

For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

Other

Enrolment in this course is by application only.
To apply:

  1. Click APPLY NOW to begin the application process
  2. Complete the APPLICATION FORM (link below)
  3. Submit your APPLICATION including evidence of all prerequisites

Once PTS has confirmed that you meet the prerequisites, we will contact you to finalise your enrolment.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in ESI - Network Systems UET40419.
  • Contribute to coordinated HV live working (UETTDRIS65)
  • Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick) (UETTDRDP13)

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