Faciltites

Facilities at PTS

Breaks during training

Two breaks are provided during your training day at PTS.
The approximate time for morning tea is 10am and lunch 12pm.

There is a fully equipped kitchen in the student lunch room if you’d like to bring in/prepare your own morning tea and lunch. You have full use of microwaves, toasters, a sandwich press, fridges and tea/coffee facilities.
Alternatively, you will be able to purchase food from the mobile food van that attends PTS at lunch time. Vending machines are also located in the lunchroom containing drinks and various snacks.

Change rooms and showers

A change room is provided on site with a limited number of lockers available to students for storage of clothing and other items.
Showers are available for use, however toiletries are not supplied nor available on site.

Computer access

Laptops are available in the student lunchroom for completion of timesheets and updating QTRACKER records.

Please note these laptops cannot be used to access any other sites or personal information. A Western Power logon will be required to access the IT network and Western Power IT conditions of use apply.

Disabled Access

PTS is wheelchair friendly.
An ACROD parking bay is located out the front of the main door of reception.
There is a dedicated restroom facility for visitors with special needs, this includes a toilet and shower.

Dress standards

A strict dress code applies to all courses at all training locations (including non-Western Power sites). This is due to the operational nature of the majority of our training.

The dress code you are required to wear is stated online (in the descriptor information for each course) plus it is noted on your enrolment confirmation email. Students will be turned away from training if they do not have appropriate clothing and full training fees will be applied.

The minimum dress standards are as follows:

PTS Training Room

  • long sleeve shirt
  • long pants
  • flat closed-in shoes

Note: example of what NOT to wear includes t-shirts, shorts, thongs and sandals.

Operational Areas - minimum requirement

  • long sleeve shirt
  • long pants
  • safety footwear
  • safety helmet
  • safety glasses
  • high-visibility vest (if shirts do not meet visibility standards)

Unless otherwise advised, you are required to wear the Operational Area minimum requirement.
For more information refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure.

First aid

There are trained first aid officers on site and a first aid room in the main building.

Please advise reception if you need to use the first aid room due to illness.
Any incidents or accidents must be immediately reported to your trainer or a member of PTS staff who will be able to direct you to the most appropriate first aid officer.
PTS staff or first aid officers are not permitted to issue you with pain killers or any other kind of medication.

Parking

Parking is available on site in two fenced areas as you enter the main entry gate (one on either side).
Please secure your vehicle and any loose items in utilities or trucks as the car parks are not patrolled and are open for general entry during the day.
All car parks are secured at night.
Please note: parking a vehicle in a PTS carpark is at the owner’s risk.

Smoking

Western Power has a Smoke-Free Workplace Standard.

The Standard applies to all Western Power employees, contractors and all other persons who enter a Western Power workplace including:

  • any Western Power property or plant where an employee or contractor works or is likely to work
  • any place where a Western Power employee or contractor works while engaged with Western Power


In line with this standard you must refrain from smoking within the grounds of PTS. A designated smoking area is provided outside of the main gate – please ensure you dispose of your butts in the ashtrays provided.

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