Short Course Details

OHS-03 Power Awareness


Power Awareness

This course is designed for participants to achieve the necessary skills and knowledge to safely work in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus while running or maintaining communication cables on electricity supply structures. Note: Telecommunication assets have co-existed on the overhead electricity network for many years, a typical example being above ground telephone cables installed in areas where the installation of underground cables was not practical or economical at the time. In more recent years pay television cables have been installed. With the role out of the National Broadband Network (NBN), the Network Operators have established a common set of training requirements and as an element of safe work systems for employees engaged in the installation of telecommunication cables for both NBN and existing telecommunication assets

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • perform pole top rescue according to workplace emergency procedures and industry standards
  • provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation using
  • working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • perform EWP rescue and EWP controlled descent escape
  • provide first aid in an ESI environment


  • Unit of Competency: UETTDRRF02B Perform pole top rescue
  • Unit of Competency: HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Unit of Competency: UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a nonelectrical worker
  • Unit of Competency: UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue
  • Unit of Competency: UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape
  • Unit of Competency: UETTDRRF10B Provide first aid in an ESI environment
  • Non Accredited : Safe to Climb

Learning Methods

This course will be delivered in five full day face-to-face training sessions over five consecutive days in one of the MILCOM training centres or at a mutually convenient and suitable location, for a sufficiently large group of participants.


Power Awareness [Meets VESI Requirements]VIC- Clayton$850.0015 - 19 October 2018
Power Awareness [Meets VESI Requirements]VIC- Clayton$850.0010 - 14 December 2018