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Unit of competency details

UETDREL006 - Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to UETTDREL14 - Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker 19/Sep/2021

Release Status:
Replaced
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 2) 06/Dec/2022
1 (this release) 20/Sep/2021


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  20/Sep/2021 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package Release 2.0.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker.

It includes compliance with safe approach distances for the worker, plant, tools and equipment.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace.

Other conditions may also apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licensing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

Entry Level Cross Discipline

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1  

Prepare to work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus  

1.1 

Legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and organisational workplace requirements for the work to be performed are referred to and confirmed

1.2 

Work plan is obtained and confirmed in accordance with workplace requirements

1.3 

Materials required for work are determined and obtained in accordance with work plan and workplace requirements

1.4 

Plant, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) required for work are determined, obtained and confirmed in working order

1.5 

Hazards are identified, risks assessed and control measures identified and applied

1.6 

Work permits are received and signed in accordance with workplace requirements

1.7 

Safety observer role and responsibilities are discussed and confirmed in accordance with workplace requirements

1.8 

Communication method between the workers and safety observer is determined and confirmed in accordance with workplace requirements

1.9 

Worksite is prepared in accordance with the work plan and workplace requirements

1.10 

Electricity infrastructure assets and associated voltages are identified and confirmed

1.11 

Safe approach distances for the work to be performed are determined and confirmed in accordance with workplace requirements

2 

Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus  

2.1 

Legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and organisational workplace requirements for the work to be performed are applied and monitored

2.2 

Lifting, working at heights and the use of plant, tools, equipment and PPE are carried out in accordance with workplace requirements

2.3 

Hazard control measures are monitored in accordance with workplace requirements

2.4 

Safety observer is positioned to observe the work in accordance with workplace requirements

2.5 

Communication methods between workers and safety observer are used in accordance with workplace requirements

2.6 

Safe approach distances are maintained when the work is being performed

2.7 

Incidents or unplanned events are responded to in accordance with workplace requirements

3 

Complete work and documentation 

3.1 

Incidents or unplanned events are reported in accordance with workplace requirements

3.2 

Work permits are signed off in accordance workplace requirements

3.3 

Works records, reports and documentation are completed, and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with workplace requirements

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to UETTDREL14 Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package Release 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two separate occasions and include:

  • applying relevant legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and organisational workplace requirements, including:
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • identifying hazards, assessing risks, identifying, applying and monitoring control measures
  • obtaining, inspecting and using relevant personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • determining communication method with safety observer
  • confirming safety observer is in position in accordance with workplace requirements
  • confirming and maintaining the safe approach distance, including:
  • mobile plant, tools and equipment
  • personal
  • determining electricity network voltages, including:
  • low voltage (LV)
  • high voltages (HV)
  • identifying electricity network assets
  • obtaining and signing on and off relevant work permits in accordance with workplace requirements
  • dealing with an unplanned event on at least one (1) occasion
  • completing relevant work records, reports and documentation.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • relevant legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and organisational workplace requirements, including:
  • WHS/OHS
  • safe approach distances
  • emergency procedures
  • hazard, risk assessment and risk control requirements, including potential hazards
  • types and application of PPE
  • safe use of plant, tools and equipment, including:
  • earthing of mobile plant
  • application, purpose and types of work permits
  • events constituting an unplanned event or incident
  • procedures for responding to an unplanned event or incident
  • safety observer:
  • role and responsibilities
  • communication methods
  • basic electrical principles, including:
  • voltage, current and resistance
  • typical effects of current, including physiological effects and induced voltages
  • consequences of short circuits, including arc flash and touch and step potentials
  • electricity networks, including:
  • LV
  • HV
  • earthing systems
  • associated assets
  • asset identification
  • layouts and configuration
  • basic protection
  • relationship between an overhead and underground supply system
  • terminology related to working safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations, where it is appropriate to do so.

Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated conditions involving realistic and authentic activities that replicate operational workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and PPE currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation, including workplace requirements, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7