Plumpton Training Services has a Licensing Agreement with Esitrain to deliver Ergon Energy and Energex Specific courses. These courses are required to work on or near Ergon and Energex Distribution Network or to become Authorised or Instructed Persons.
These courses are delivered by our suitable qualified, vetted and Esitrain Approved Trainer/Assessors.
Substation Safety Awareness (SSA)
This course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills required to work near Energex substation assets.
Electrical Awareness for Safe Work (OHAW)
Obtain knowledge on how to work safely near the Energex overhead network
Underground Awareness (UGAW)
Gain knowledge to work near the Energex underground network
Working Safely Near Live Electrical Lines and Apparatus
Develop the knowledge required to work near live electrical equipment
How to apply to become an Authorised Person (Electrical)
To become an Authorised Person (Electrical), the employer/self-employed person must first satisfy the Person in Control of the electric line (Ergon Energy Corporation Limited), that their applicants have the required competencies
Step 1 - Check technical knowledge and experience
You need to ensure that persons to be approved as an Approved Person has an appropriate level of technical knowledge the and the relevant experience to do the nominated work.
This includes the operation of plant or vehicle near to the electric lines, and demonstrated competencies in the following areas:
Complying with the Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2020 for Working Near Overhead and Underground Electrical Lines and Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2013 for Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace (safe system of work)
Identifying low voltage and high voltage electric lines (including ways of determining the voltage present)
Distinguishing between insulated and uninsulated electric lines
Understanding the possible causes and risks of electric lines being damaged
Demonstrating the skills and knowledge needed to implement a safe system of work
Demonstrating understanding of the unsafe distances and exclusion zone requirements
Applying emergency procedures in the event of an incident.
The following recognised training courses are available through approved Registered Training Organisations to assist Applicants to meet the above requirements.
Esitrain – Energex M320 Electrical Awareness for Safe Work or Ergon 4490 Working Safely Near Live Electrical Lines and Apparatus courses
Esitrain training material (M320 or SWNELP) that is delivered by an approved external training providers under a Licence Agreement
National Unit of Competency (UETTDREL14A - Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker) and the completion of the online course T0790 Introduction to QLD Legislation and Codes of Practice.
Step 2 - Submit application form
The employer/self-employed person must submit the request via the online Authorised Person Application Form.
Before the nominated Applicants can perform the role of Authorised Person, we must provide approval in writing to the employer or self-employed person which is valid for 5 years. It is the responsibility of the applicant to manage the renewal of this authorisation.
Authorised Person approval is only valid for a person while they remain with the employer for which the Authorised Person application was approved.
Note: The Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 does not place any requirement on the Person in Control (Ergon Network for assets under our control) to be satisfied with the technical knowledge and experience of the person being approved. The responsibility for this and for compliance with statutory requirements is with an employer/self-employed person. (Refer to the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 and Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2010 Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines for further detail).
An Instructed Person is a person who is acting under the supervision of an Authorised Person for the electric line.
An Untrained Person is a person who is not an Authorised Person or an Instructed Person for the electric line.
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