Competency Training’s High Voltage Switching Operations course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator.
Our purpose-built high voltage training facilities contain a range of high voltage equipment. The ELV interconnection system provides active test points and real responses from the equipment, thereby providing opportunities for simulated switching in a safe environment.
Students have the option to choose between Blended Training (Partly delivered online) or Complete Face-to-Face Training delivered at one of Competency Training’s national training centres, or at a client’s facility.
This nationally recognised High Voltage Switching Operations course is intended for workers who will be performing the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator. It covers the following topics:
- Legislation and standards
- Electrical hazards and risk management
- Safety procedures and personal protective equipment
- Requirements for working in a high voltage area, including safe approach distances
- Precautions that must be taken when performing high voltage switching
- Switching program writing
- Permit procedures
This course also includes practical switching activities to a switching program, which includes:
- Remote switching operations using our customised interactive network diagram
- Manual switching activities in our high voltage switching training facilities
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
ESI Safety rules for work on, near or in the vicinity of electrical apparatus
Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
Operate local H.V. switchgear
Operate local L.V. switchgear
Control permit to work operations
Develop H.V switching programs
Perform switching to a switching program
Working safely near live electrical apparatus
Perform substation switching operation to a given schedule
Coordinate and direct switching program
All course participants are eligible to attain the following units of competency, which have no prescribed prerequisites if they successfully complete all assessment requirements:
- UETDRMP002 ESI Safety rules for work on, near or in the vicinity of electrical apparatus
- UETDREL006 Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
- UEPOPS116 Operate local H.V. switchgear
- UEPOPS117 Operate local L.V. switchgear
- UEPOPS021 Control permit to work operations
- UEPOPS036 Develop H.V switching programs
- UEPOPS124 Perform switching to a switching program
The following units have prerequisites that must be met for participants to receive these units on the issued SOA.
- UETDREL005 Working safely near live electrical apparatus
- UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes, and practices in the workplace Or current electrical licencing (Mechanical or fitter trade) – this must be presented to be issued the unit
- UETDRSB001 Perform substation switching operation to a given schedule – participants must be able to produce the following:
– A UET Certificate III, IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification or the equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory
– An Electrician or Electrical Fitter qualification or the equivalent issued in an Australian state or territory An Australian Electrical Licence
– Evidence of having completed or passing the Capstone exam and awaiting the result, or issuance of their Electrical Licence
– Their current Electrical Apprenticeship Training Plan, which demonstrates continuous UoC commencements throughout the first 3 years of their Apprenticeship
– Statements of Attainment relating to their Electrical Apprenticeship- showing at least 3yrs of results
– A legitimate ‘Record of Results’ from the delivery RTO of their Electrical Apprenticeship (demonstrating ongoing currency -minimum 3yrs)
– A USI transcript illustrating a ‘Record of Academic Achievement’ (relating to the Electrical Apprenticeship (demonstrating ongoing currency- minimum 3yrs )If students are unclear of their requirements for the above unit, they are to contact the Competency Training team to discuss.
Who should attend?
This High Voltage Switching Operations course is intended for personnel who will be carrying out the role of an authorised High Voltage Switching Operator. This role includes:
- Performing switching to a switching program
- Writing, checking and authorising switching programs
- Issuing access permits
- Coordinating switching schedules and permit procedures
A High Voltage Switching Operations – Refresher course is available.
In accordance with industry best practice, Competency Training recommends that this high voltage training course be refreshed every 2-3 years.
In WA, this will also ensure compliance with the Guidelines for the safe management of high voltage installations, which states:
HV switching operators are required to be assessed as being competent, and maintain currency, in units of switching contained in Industry Training Packages delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved to deliver Nationally Recognised Training within the Australian Qualifications Framework.