Study Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus at Interlink
Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC34) gives you the skills required to bring an injured or unconscious tree climber to the ground, taking into account the risks associated with live electrical equipment.
Interlink’s course covers the emergency procedures necessary to bring an incapacitated person safely to the ground including basic first aid, tree climbing techniques and hazard identification.
Preparation and planning when conducting a release and rescue operation give you the confidence to act calmly and effectively. Learn to carry out a rescue operation that ensures the safety of the casualty and all rescue personnel.
What do I get for completing Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus?
Completing Interlink’s course meets the national requirements for the accredited Unit of Competency (UETTDRVC34).
Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC34) is a competency within the Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control.
You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment when you successfully complete this course.
Note: This course superseded UETTDRVC34A – Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus in September 2019.
What will I learn during Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus?
Interlink’s course teaches you to follow emergency response procedures to rescue a climber and lower them safely from a tree. Gain an understanding of the range of emergency situations that can occur during tree climbing operations. Learn to assess the situation and plan your rescue.
Learn to use appropriate and safe climbing methods, lowering techniques and strategies to release a climber from an energised or de-energised power supply.
Gain the skills to assess the climber’s injuries and determine if it is safe to move them based on standard first aid procedures. Apply first aid and contact emergency services to organise professional medical treatment if required.
Follow all guidelines for lowering the casualty from the tree. Develop the knowledge and confidence to identify and monitor hazards, such as live electrical apparatus, to ensure your own safety and that of the climber.
Learn the importance of cleaning up and ensuring your worksite is safe and rehabilitated on completion of the rescue. Carry out post operational checks on any tools and equipment including PPE, and report the incident to authorised personnel to ensure established procedures have been followed.
What sort of assessments can I expect to complete?
Interlink’s Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC34) course contains a combination of written and practical assessments.
Written assessments test your knowledge of key learning outcomes including:
- Tree climbing techniques and practices with ropes and harnesses
- Selection, maintenance and use of PPE
- Safe working policies and practices when climbing
- Emergency response and rescue procedures
- Safe rigging techniques including ropes and lines, checking and setting up equipment and load calculations
- Isolation protocols and techniques to safely remove a climber from an energised and/or de-energised supply
- Practical steps to carrying out a rescue and getting an incapacitated person to safety
- First aid procedures, including CPR that can be performed at a height and when is on the ground.
Practical assessments assess your ability to demonstrate performance criteria such as:
- Applying risk control measures and other work health and safety practices
- Performing a release and rescue according to established procedures
- Confirming basic first aid, electric shock and resuscitation procedures
- Assessing site conditions and weather conditions and their potential effect on safety
- Selecting relevant rescue and safety equipment
- Checking that emergency communication systems used to summon emergency services are in good working order and have enough battery charge and range
- Identifying hazards associated with rescues from trees near live electrical apparatus
- Demonstrating correct use of PPE, manual handling and basic first aid
- Selecting and using rescue access equipment including climbing spikes, safety lines, harnesses and aerial lifts
- Demonstrating how casualties are prepared for descent by immobilising the head and neck, setting life lines, using slings, harnesses, pulleys and rescue stretchers
- Completing necessary records for the release and rescue operation such as accident/incident reports, WorkCover forms and safety audits.
Assessment are conducted within realistic, workplace settings and are held over the duration of the unit.
This course is available through all Interlink training centres.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options.
Single accredited units run between 1-4 days. Contact Interlink to plan your study schedule.
To meet the requirements for Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC34) you must also complete:
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UETTDREL13 Comply with sustainability, environmental and incidental response policies and procedures
UETTDREL14 Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
UETTDRVC23 Plan the removal of vegetation up to vegetation exclusion zone near live electrical apparatus
UETTDRVC27 Monitor safety compliance of vegetation control work in an ESI environment
To successfully complete this course participants will need intermediate literacy and numeracy skills.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options.
Course fees vary per unit and duration. Please contact Interlink to find out more.
Please note: Interlink Training is not VET FEE-HELP approved. Government training subsidies are not available for this course.
Face-to-face sessions within small groups.
Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC34) is a competency within the Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control. Complete your Certificate level qualification to work in the electricity supply industry.
Attendance at this course does not automatically guarantee attainment of competency, nor does satisfactory completion of assessment and attainment of competency guarantee employment.