Study Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus at Interlink
Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC32) gives you the skills required to prepare and use tree trimming machinery, harvesters and hedging equipment to remove plants and trees up to the live work zone.
Keeping tree and plant life clear from electrical cables, conductors, powerlines and other equipment is necessary to maintain a safe and reliable power supply. Using specialised machinery is a day-to-day part of vegetation management that requires skills, training and care. Selecting the right plant and equipment for the job, and preparing to use that equipment correctly, is vital for working safety in the electrical supply industry.
What do I get for completing Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus?
Completing Interlink’s course meets the national requirements for the accredited Unit of Competency (UETTDRVC32).
Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC32) 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Note: This course superseded UETTDRVC32A – Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus in September 2019.
What will I learn during Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus?
Interlink’s course teaches you to use specialised plant and machinery to manage vegetation surrounding live electrical equipment within the electrical supply industry. It teaches you about the different types of plant available and their specialised uses.
Learn to prepare and assess your worksite to make sure you are using the right machinery for the tree or plant species and access requirements of the job. Consider any environmental impacts and potential hazards. Select and fit personal protective equipment and carry out pre-operational checks.
Develop the skills and confidence to identify and monitor any hazards to ensure your own safety and that of your workplace. Learn the importance of performing routine services and maintenance and identifying and reporting any malfunctions, faults or damage.
What sort of assessments can I expect to complete?
Interlink’s Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC32) course contains a combination of written and practical assessments.
Written assessments test your knowledge of key learning outcomes including:
- The types and applications of specialised plant such as sky trim, jarraff, hedging tractor, and timberpro (harvester)
- The purpose and use of cutting plans for specific tree or plant species
- Different branch cutting methods such as scarf under-cut, top cut and side scarf opposite back-cut techniques
- The definition of drop zone and full zone
- Selection, maintenance and use of PPE
- Pre-operational checks and basic maintenance of specialised plant including electrical test requirements, cleaning and storage.
Practical assessments assess your ability to demonstrate performance criteria such as:
- Implementing relevant workplace health and safety requirements including risk control measures
- Applying sustainable energy principles and practices
- Operating specialised plant and machinery, including mechanical tree trimmers, boom-operated mowers and hedgers
- Carrying out pre and post operational checks, inspections and maintenance on specialised plant and equipment
- Recognising and reporting any defects or damage
- Interpreting and applying operating procedures, industry standards and enterprise policies
- Selecting and wearing relevant personnel protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats and face masks
- Considering and monitoring the environmental implications associated with the operation of machinery and equipment
- Identifying and controlling hazards such as fumes, dust and difficult terrain
- Analysing and making decisions taking into account the site and weather conditions
- Dealing with unplanned events and responding to incidents.
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 of Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC32) 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
UETTDRVC33 Apply pruning techniques to vegetation control near live electrical apparatusCall 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.
Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus (UETTDRVC32) 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.