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Unit of competency details

UETTDRRF04 - Perform tower rescue (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to UETTDRRF04B - Perform tower rescue 24/Sep/2019

Release Status:
Current
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 electricity supply industry (ESI) tower in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from an ESI tower 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 tower rescue 

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 tower rescue 

2.1 

Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed

2.2 

Workplace procedures for accessing the tower, removing the victim, where necessary, and from contact with live apparatus and are followed

2.3 

Workplace procedures for attaching the emergency lowering equipment and lowering the victim to the ground 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 performance of the tower rescue procedure 

3.1 

Processes for reporting to 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 UETTDRRF04B Perform tower 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
  • inspecting and placing rescue equipment
  • performing tower rescue 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 tower 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 tower rescue
  • involvement of external emergency services
  • emergency procedures required for tower rescue of a victim encompassing:
  • placement of rescue equipment
  • controlling hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • maintaining SAD appropriate to tower rescue
  • 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 tower 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