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Unit of competency details

UETDRMP005 - Perform elevated work platform rescue (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes UETDRRF002 - Perform EWP rescue 13/Oct/2022

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 14/Oct/2022


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  18/Nov/2022 
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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 4.0.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform an elevated work platform (EWP) rescue in the electricity supply industry (ESI) environment.

It includes the organisational workplace requirements for the inspection and use of EWP retrieval systems, and how it applies to ESI workers to meet work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), mobility and mutual aid requirements.

Note: Those holding an existing ESI or Electrotechnology qualification or equivalent meet the prerequisite unit requirements.

Refer to the UET Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageCompanion Volume Implementation Guide for equivalency definition.

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

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

and

UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

or

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

or

UETDREL006 Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

Competency Field

Mobility and Portability

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 perform EWP rescue procedures 

1.1 

Workplace requirements for the rescue are identified and confirmed

1.2 

EWP retrieval systems are inspected for operational serviceability in accordance with workplace requirements

2 

Carry out EWP rescue procedures 

2.1 

Situation is assessed, and rescue response is activated in accordance with workplace requirements

2.2 

EWP retrieval systems are accessed in accordance with workplace requirements

2.3 

EWP retrieval systems are used to rescue casualty in accordance with workplace requirements

3 

Complete the EWP rescue procedure 

3.1 

Casualty is assessed in accordance with workplace requirements

3.2 

Incident site is secured and entry controlled in accordance with workplace requirements

3.3 

Incident is reported 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 not equivalent to UETDRRF002 Perform EWP rescue.

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 4.0.

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 one occasion and include:

  • identifying organisational elevated work platform (EWP) rescue requirements
  • identifying hazards, assessing risks and applying control measures
  • identifying and inspecting EWP retrieval systems for operational serviceability
  • performing EWP rescue in accordance with workplace requirements
  • removing the casualty from the EWP to the ground in accordance with workplace requirements.

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:

  • EWP retrieval systems
  • organisational EWP rescue procedures including:
  • inspection and operational serviceability of EWP retrieval systems
  • assessment and control hazards to rescuer and personnel
  • safe approach distances (SAD) appropriate to EWP rescue
  • activation of emergency rescue response
  • removal of casualty from the EWP to the ground
  • relocation of casualty to safe location
  • incident site security
  • reporting requirements.

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 EWP retrieval systems currently used in industry for performing EWP rescue
  • applicable documentation, including workplace procedures, equipment specifications 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