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Unit of competency details

UETTDRRF03 - Perform EWP rescue (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to UETDRRF002 - Perform EWP rescue 19/Sep/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to UETTDRRF03B - Perform EWP rescue 24/Sep/2019

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 24/Mar/2021
(View details for release 1) 25/Sep/2019


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  25/Sep/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 2. Amendment to the Performance Evidence.

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

Application

This unit covers the performance of rescue procedures from an elevated work platform (EWP) in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a raised EWP by a work party member on the ground and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Competency Field

Refresher Training

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 

Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for specific work areas and work activities are identified and obtained

1.2 

Tools and emergency equipment are checked for safety, functionality and placed in an accessible location to facilitate response and rescue according to established procedures

2 

Carry out EWP rescue procedures 

2.1 

Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed

2.2 

Workplace procedures for removing the victim, where necessary, from contact with or in vicinity of live apparatus and lowering the EWP to the ground are followed

2.3 

Workplace procedures for removing the victim from the EWP are followed

2.4 

Workplace procedures for carrying out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), if required at the site, and treatment, where necessary, by medical professionals are followed

2.5 

The worksite is secured and entry controlled until appropriate authorities inspect and release the site

3 

Complete the EWP rescue procedure 

3.1 

Processes for reporting accidents and/or incidents to authorised personnel are confirmed in accordance with established procedures

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 Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue.

Links

UET Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 2. Amendment to the Performance Evidence.

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

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:

  • applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including the use of risk control measures
  • identifying operational instructions and confirming the function of emergency equipment to facilitate rescue from an incident on an elevated work platform (EWP)
  • accessing controls and lowering the EWP in accordance with mobile equipment instructions/workplace procedures
  • removing the victim from the EWP to the ground in accordance with workplace procedures.

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:

  • emergency procedures for the EWP rescue of a victim encompassing:
  • inspection of rescue equipment
  • assessing hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • isolation procedures, where appropriate
  • safe approach distances (SAD) appropriate to EWP rescue
  • involvement of external emergency services
  • emergency retrieval systems
  • emergency procedures required to undertake EWP rescue of a victim encompassing:
  • placement of rescue equipment
  • controlling hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • maintaining SAD appropriate to EWP rescue
  • practical steps in rescuing a person
  • removing victim to safe location/place of safety.

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:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, tools, facilities, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) currently used in industry for performing EWP rescue
  • applicable documentation, including workplace procedures, relevant industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

UET Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=229bace1-b7bc-4653-9300-dffb13ecfad7