This competency standard unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined "safe approach distance" near energised electrical apparatus (inc. electrical powerlines) for electrical worker.  It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by an electrical worker.  Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment.  It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined "safe working zone".  The defined "safe working zone" is that so defined by relevant State or Territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, Industry bi-partite body - Guidelines/Codes of Practices or other related requirements for Safe work and access near live Electrical and Mechanical Apparatus.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
UETTDREL16A

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - T1 Electrical safety and principles; - T2 Transmission, distribution and rail systems, and; - T3 Fundamentals for working safely near live electrical apparatus.

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