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Unit of competency details

UETDRMP008 - Perform rescue from switchyard structures (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes UETDRRF005 - Perform rescue from switchyard structures at heights 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 switchyard structures rescue in an electricity supply industry (ESI) environment.

It includes the organisational workplace requirements for the inspection and use of switchyard structures rescue equipment, 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 Package Companion 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

UETDRMP002 ESI safety rules for work on, near or in the vicinity of electrical apparatus

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 rescue from switchyard structures 

1.1 

Workplace requirements for the rescue are identified and confirmed

1.2 

Rescue equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) is obtained, inspected and positioned in accordance with workplace requirements

2 

Carry out rescue from switchyard structures 

2.1 

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

2.2 

Switchyard structures are accessed in accordance with workplace requirements

2.3 

Rescue equipment is attached in accordance with workplace requirements

2.4 

Rescue equipment is used to rescue casualty in accordance with workplace requirements

3 

Complete rescue procedures from switchyard structures 

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 UETDRRF005 Perform rescue from switchyard structures at heights.

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 rescue requirements
  • identifying hazards, assessing risks and applying control measures
  • obtaining, inspecting and positioning rescue equipment
  • obtaining, inspecting and using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • fitting of personal protective rescue equipment
  • performing switchyard structures rescue 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:

  • types and application of PPE
  • organisational procedures for switchyard structures rescue including:
  • inspection and placement of rescue equipment
  • assessment and control hazards to rescuer, casualty and others
  • isolation procedures, where appropriate
  • safe approach distances (SAD) appropriate to switchyard structures rescue
  • assessment of situation
  • activation of emergency response
  • switchyard structures access
  • attachment of rescue equipment
  • lowering casualty safely to ground
  • removal of casualty to safe location
  • assessment of casualty
  • 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 equipment and PPE currently used in industry for performing rescues from switchyard structures
  • applicable documentation, including workplace requirements, relevant industry standards, 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