Perform power system substation switching operation to a given schedule

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare for substation switching to a given schedule


Switching and work schedule(s), including drawings, plans, requirements, established procedures, and material lists, are received, analysed and confirmed, if necessary, by site inspection.


Relevant requirements and established procedures for the work are communicated to all personnel and identified for all work sites.


OHS policies and procedures related to requirements and established procedures for substation switching are obtained and confirmed for the purposes of the work to be performed and communicated.


Work is prioritised and sequenced following consultation with others for completion within acceptable timeframes and in accordance with established procedures.


Hazards are identified, OHS risks assessed and control measures are prioritised, implemented and monitored including emergency exits kept clear according to established procedures.


Relevant authority is obtained to access and perform work according to requirements and/or established procedures.


Resources including personnel, equipment, tools and personal protective equipment required for the job are obtained and confirmed in working order.


Relevant personnel at worksite are confirmed current in First Aid, Pole Top Rescue and other related work procedures according to requirements


Liaison and communication issues with other/authorised personnel, authorities, clients and land owners are resolved to carry out work where necessary.


Site is prepared according to the work schedule and to minimise risk and damage to property, commerce, and individuals in accordance with established procedures.


Personnel participating in the work, including plant operators and contractors, are fully briefed and respective responsibilities confirmed where applicable in accordance with established procedures.


Road signs, barriers and warning devices are positioned in accordance with requirements.


Carry out substation switching to a given schedule


OHS and sustainable energy principles and practices to reduce the incidents of accidents and minimise waste are monitored and followed in accordance with requirements and/or established procedures.


Lifting, climbing, working in confined spaces and aloft, and use of power tools/equipment, techniques and practices are safely followed and, currency according to requirements confirmed.


Essential knowledge and associated skills are applied in safe substation switching to a given schedule to ensure completion in an agreed timeframe and, to quality standards with a minimum of waste according to requirements


Communications with Switching Control Officer are established and maintained throughout the isolation operation according to established procedures.


Electrical equipment and associated circuits line/network or work site to be switched is isolated and proved de-energised using appropriate devices, earthed where required and load transfer successfully achieved according to requirements and established procedures.


Substation switching to a given schedule is carried out, in accordance with the work schedule and requirements/established procedures.


Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and hazards and assessed OHS risks are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures.


Unplanned events occurring during substation switching to a given schedule are responded to and undertaken within the scope of established procedures.


Relevant permits are prepared and issued in accordance with established procedures.


Known solutions to a variety of problems are applied using acquired essential knowledge and associated skills.


Ongoing checks of quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with instructions and established procedures


Complete substation switching to a given schedule


Work undertaken is checked against works schedule for conformance with requirements and anomalies reported in accordance with established procedures.


Accidents and/or injuries are reported in accordance with requirements/established procedures, where applicable.


Work site is rehabilitated, cleaned up and made safe in accordance with established procedures.


Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are, where appropriate, cleaned, checked and returned to storage in accordance with established procedures.


Relevant permit(s) are signed off, safety devices are removed, and the system is re-energised and returned to service in accordance with requirements/established procedures.


Works completion records, reports, as installed /modified drawing and/or documentation and information are finalised and processed and appropriate personnel and authority notified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

UETTDRSB39A appears in the following qualifications:

  • UET40512 - Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Substations
  • UET40412 - Certificate IV in ESI - Network Systems
  • UET30812 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing
  • UET40612 - Certificate IV in ESI - Power Systems Network Infrastructure
  • UET30612 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead
  • UET30712 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Rail Traction
  • UET30512 - Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Transmission Overhead
  • UEE30811 - Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
  • UEE33011 - Certificate III in Electrical Fitting
  • UEE40611 - Certificate IV in Electrotechnology - Systems Electrician
  • UEE43011 - Certificate IV in Electrical Equipment and Systems
  • UEE53011 - Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering
  • UEE63011 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Systems Engineering