Install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling: ACMA Lift Rule

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work within constraints imposed by customer premises and ACMA regulatory environment

1.1 Prepare for lift cabling work according to regulatory environment, cabling environment, cable type, cable identification, termination systems, earthing and protection, records and relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards

1.2 Identify building infrastructure that places critical constraints on cabling when undertaking typical lift cabling installation from local distributor (LD) to lift car socket

1.3 Develop strategies to manage other infrastructure in relation to cabling

1.4 Notify appropriate personnel of identified safety hazards at cabling worksite

2. Manage remote power feed

2.1 Identify and avoid risks posed by contact with remote power feeding services when performing cabling activity

2.2 Make site safe by identifying remote power feeding services that operate at above telecommunications network voltage (TNV) inside customer premises

3. Install and modify cable support, earthing and termination infrastructure

3.1 Install fixings and cable support structures of adequate strength safely and align with environment according to manufacturer’s and customer’s specifications

3.2 Secure catenary supports to building structure and tension where necessary to ensure cable weight can be carried in operating conditions with interference and safety segregation maintained, including adherence to current Australian Standards

3.3 Install protective earthing of metal work to industry standards where required

3.4 Inspect installed support structure to ensure cable will not be exposed to damage during installation and general operation

3.5 Position terminating equipment and fixing to accepted industry codes of practice, current Australian Standards and customer requirements

3.6 Inspect control cubicles, travelling cable supports, junction boxes, line isolator units, backmount and outlet layout, to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications, allow adequate work space for ease of access and avoid overlaying

3.7 Segregate incoming and outgoing cables to ensure ease of access, and avoid overlaying

4. Install cables and earth wires

4.1 Install lift communications cable from LD to lift car socket

4.2 Install cables according to manufacturer's application specifications, including tension and bending stress requirements

4.3 Identify and avoid sources of possible damage to cable, including hot pipes, sharp edges, cable burn, kinks and stretching

4.4 Allow sufficient excess at cable ends to facilitate termination

4.5 Place and secure cable to maintain safety and interference segregation according to legislative and industry standards

4.6 Install cable fasteners with correct tension to prevent cable sheath damage or transmission impairment, and trim flush to prevent risk of personal damage

4.7 Install aerial cables supported by catenaries in external environment to meet minimum above ground clearances and clearances from hazardous electrical services according to current Australian Standards

4.8 Install and secure travelling cables to maintain safety and according to relevant legislative, industry and manufacturer’s standards

4.9 Install local isolation units (LIU) as required according to current Australian Standards

4.10 Install over-voltage protection devices to all cable pairs, where required, to suppress voltage surges, with devices protectively earthed and according to current Australian Standards

4.11 Protect earth wire insulation against damage with protective earths segregated according to relevant industry and legislative standards

5. Terminate and test cables and earth wires

5.1 Remove cable sheath to allow for correct termination length and without damage to underlying conductors and their insulation

5.2 Install terminating modules according to manufacturer’s specifications, ensuring cable pairs are neatly and sequentially fanned for termination

5.3 Terminate conductors according to recommended colour code sequence using appropriate termination tools in manufacturer’s specified manner

5.4 Earth cable shield, if applicable, to manufacturer’s specifications and relevant industry codes of practice, including current Australian Standards

5.5 Undertake visual inspection to confirm termination colour code sequence has been followed, prior to end to end testing of wire and pair termination integrity

5.6 Terminate earth wires with connectors recommended by manufacturer according to relevant industry codes of practice, including current Australian Standards

5.7 Maintain earth wire continuity throughout to meet interface requirements with electrical systems

5.8 Test earthing installation for continuity, insulation resistance and conductive resistance according to relevant industry standards, including current Australian Standards

5.9 Confirm compatibility of alterations with existing systems and test new work both in isolation and when integrated with existing systems

6. Inspect cable route to ensure correct separations

6.1 Inspect separations along entire cable route and rectify separations that do not comply with regulations

6.2 Install barriers to achieve separations where sufficient spatial separation cannot be met

7. Evaluate earthing needs for cable systems on customer premises

7.1 Locate existing customer earthing systems and analyse earthing needs of cable systems

7.2 Calculate upper and lower limits of resistance for variety of cable system earths using relevant cable characteristics

8. Label earthing systems

8.1 Identify label requirements for all types of earthing systems

8.2 Attach label to earthing systems according to industry regulations

9. Create or update cable plans and records

9.1 Document installation details on record sheets and plans, and store according to customer requirements

9.2 Label cable pairs clearly to provide accurate identification according to manufacturer's, industry and customer standards

9.3 Record cabling details in cable pair record books to provide accurate record according to industry codes of practice and current Australian Standards

9.4 Complete Telecommunications Cabling Advice (TCA) form

10. Monitor work activity

10.1 Maintain close supervision of cablers not holding appropriate registration for task to ensure installation and maintenance activity is strictly according to legislative requirements and industry standards for safety and network integrity, including all current Australian Standards