Perform pole top rescue

This one-day course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to perform pole top rescue procedures as an emergency procedure required in the work place. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a pole top and how they apply in the context of distribution work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for rescue, health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Note: To undertake this course the client must provide the necessary plant and equipment, ie. elevated work platform

Who should attend

People who are required to assist overhead lineworkers performing work on or near energised low voltage apparatus at the pole top.


The prerequisites for attendance at this training course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning outcomes

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

  • prepare to perform pole top rescue
  • carry out pole top rescue
  • complete the pole top rescue procedure

PPC and PPE Requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

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


Written and practical assessments are included in this course. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.


On successful completion of this training students will be issued a Statement of Attainment for UETTDRRF02 Perform pole top rescue

Associated Authorisations

XPTR Pole Top Rescue
For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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