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Course Description

This unit covers the performance of rescue procedures from live low voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1.  Prepare to perform rescue procedures from live LV panel 

  • Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for specific work functions and work areas are identified and obtained
  • Electricity isolation point is identified and labeled, where appropriate
  • Tools and emergency equipment are checked for safety, functionality and placed in an accessible location to facilitate response and rescue according to established procedures

2. Carry out rescue from live LV panel

  • Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed
  • Workplace procedures for accessing and isolating the LV panel and removing the victim, where necessary, from contact with live apparatus are followed
  • Workplace procedures for applying cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), if required at the site, and gaining access to treatment by a medical professional, if necessary, are followed
  • The worksite is secured and entry controlled until appropriate authorities inspect and release the site

3. Complete the LV panel rescue procedure

  • Processes for reporting accidents and/or incidents to authorised personnel are confirmed in accordance with established procedures