ERGT Australia’s Low Voltage Rescue & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (LVR & CPR) course is designed for workers in the electrical industry who may be required to perform a rescue and CPR in response to an incident involving a live LV panel. On completion of the course participants will be able to confidently deal with an LV rescue situation where the casualty is unconscious and not breathing, and to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
The individuals attending the course are typically experienced workers that may require this unit to maintain currency in the Electrical Service Industry (ESI) Network or other license from the electrical sector.
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The expected learning outcomes for these Nationally
Recognised Training units are:
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel
- Prepare to perform rescue procedures from LV voltage panel
- Carry out rescue from live LV panel
- Complete the LV panel rescue procedure
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Perform CPR procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
Training Standard Pre-requisites
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which is delivered as a part of this course) is a pre-requisite for UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is recommended (but not mandatory) that trainees are in fulltime or part time employment in the ESI mainly in the energy and utility sector and have completed:
- Company induction training
- Internal or trade qualification in the ESI workplace emergency response drills and exercises
- Safe work management systems training
- Workplace risk assessment process training
Medical and Health Standards
A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A Government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
The skills and knowledge described in UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel may require a licence/registration to practice subject to regulations for undertaking electrical work. Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to Occupational Health and Safety, electricity/telecommunications/gas/water industry safety and compliance, environmental protection, anti-discrimination and training. Commonwealth, State/Territory or Local Government legislation and regulations may exist that limits the age of operating certain equipment.
Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion, practical demonstrations and role play. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written assessment and practical exercises.
Employers are obliged to ensure the maintenance of rescue and resuscitation skills of their employees working with electricity by National and State regulations. The Code of Practice of Safe Work Australia and for electrical services in several states, such as Western Australia and Queensland, specify the revision of these skills every 12 months.
The Australian Resuscitation Council also recommends resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.
Please see the below documents for reference:
– Australian Resuscitation Council Guideline 10.1
– Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace: Code of Practice
– Electrical Services Code of Practice Risk Management (Queensland)
– Code of Practice for Persons Working on or Near Energised Electrical Installations (Western Australia)
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.