Transmission lines switching - Bridging Course

The purpose of this three-day bridging course is to provide a learning pathway for holders of the current TL authorisation (66 kV/132 kV) to gain the TS-L authorisation (220 kV/330 kV) – Terminal Substation Transmission Lines Switching, as stipulated in Appendix 4 of the ESSR 2016.

TS-L is restricted to the operation of:

  • line circuit breakers (0.0)
  • line disconnectors/isolators (0.5)
  • line earth switches (0.7).

Course Duration

3 days

Who Should Attend

Holders of the current TL authorisation (66 kV/132 kV) who wish to gain the TS-L authorisation (220 kV/330 kV) – Terminal Substation Transmission Lines Switching.

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • NA2 Substation Entry authorisation
  • eNAR authorisation – LEVEL 0
  • Recipient in Charge NA3T / Recipient in Charge Transmission
  • Transmission Lines (TL) authorisation
  • Plus either a:
    • Western Australian Electricians Licence – CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION (issued by EnergySafety WA) OR
    • Cert III qualified lineworker

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the electrical configuration of Western Power terminal substations.
  • Describe the function of transmission lines switchgear in terminal substations.
  • Identify and describe the components of transmission lines protection schemes.
  • Demonstrate, or simulate on-the-job, the safe switching of switchgear in substations.
  • Demonstrate the safe application and removal of program earths.
  • Demonstrate the use of Western Power policy and procedural tools and documentation for transmission lines switching operations.
  • Plan, prepare and perform transmission lines switching operations within the Western Power TS-L switching authority.
  • Use onsite information to identify and locate faults.

PPE/PPC & Equipment Requirements

PPE Level 1
For more information about Western Power PPE requirements view the Western Power PPE Procedure

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.

Certification

Certificate of Completion

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
TS-L - Terminal Substation Transmission Lines Switching

Note: TS-L is restricted to the operation of:

  • line circuit breakers (0.0)
  • line disconnectors/isolators (0.5)
  • line earth switches (0.7).

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

Other

If you have any queries or would like to make a booking, please contact PTS via email or phone 9411 7888

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