Thomson Bridge is an Australian nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 40754) and operates in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). We are also certified by the Global Wind Organisation to deliver Basic Safety Training.
Our Team is proud to participate and support several peak industry bodies that provide access to current themes and thought leadership to help us deliver service that is reflective of industry best practice.
Nationally Accredited Training
This accreditation enables our Company to issue nationally recognised Qualifications and Units of Competency aligned to industry Training Packages including:
- Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector Training Package UEP18
- Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package UET12
We draw upon this Australian Skills Quality framework to structure tailored, contextualised programs for our Clients.
For a full list of our training Scope, visit training.gov.au. Information about the Australian Skills Quality Authority and Nationally Recognised Qualifications and Units of Competency can be found at asqa.gov.au.
Global Wind Organisation Certification
Thomson Bridge is certified by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) to deliver the international Basic Safety Training modules in the wind energy sector including First Aid, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling and Working at Heights. GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) is targeted at personnel who work in the wind industry, and have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine.
The GWO is a non-profit organisation of wind turbine owners and manufacturers, hosted by the Danish Wind Industry Association. The aim of the GWO is to strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, by setting common standards in safety training and emergency procedures.
Visit our GWO page for further details.
In developing Emergency and Incident response programs for our Clients, Thomson Bridge draws on the body of work and philosophy of the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS).
AIIMS is the incident management doctrine adopted by all Australasian fire and emergency services. AIIMS 2017 was informed by the research findings from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), and a range of other research institutions.
AIIMS provides a common incident management framework, process and procedures enabling coordinated and transparent integration of activities and resources. The system is both flexible and scalable. It can be applied equally to both small and brief responses through to large, complex and protracted incidents. There are approximately 300 organisations which have adopted AIIMS within Australia.
For private and public sector organisations, adopting AIIMS ensures their procedures and systems are compliant and compatible with systems of work used by the fire and emergency services, leading to a common understanding of each other’s terminology, approaches and objectives.
Australian Control Room Network Association (ACRNA)
The ACRNA is set up to support members with a resource gathering, sharing and development forum, and to provide a network of individuals and corporates who want to actively participate in pursuing control room best practice.
Membership of the Association provides connections through the website, enables Thomson Bridge to actively participate in gathering, sharing and developing resources, and participate ate the annual industry conference.
The ACRNA was developed by a number of control room stakeholder involving operators, managers, designers, human factors and ergonomics. The topic of interest from those representatives from oil, gas, electrical generation and distribution, market operators, transport, tunnels, mining and infrastructure, educators and researchers, consultants and trade vendors. This was a forum was one never delivered in Australia previously.
The content delivered was professional and unique, this created an appetite from the industry and has led to participation from a vast network of industry professionals interested in laying a pathway for successful operations of control rooms across Australia.
Our Thomson Bridge Manager for High Voltage Services, Allan Wheaton, is an active member of the ACRNA committee.
Australasian Railway Association - ARA
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is the peak body for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand. They represent an array of rail organisations: private and public, passenger and freight operators, track owners and manager, manufacturers of rolling stock, construction companies and all other organisations supplying and contributing to the Australasian rail sector.
They represent more than 150 member organisations including passenger and freight workers, track owners and managers, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and consultants. Members include listed and private rail-related companies, government agencies and franchisees.
They have numerous working groups that work collaboratively to develop policy and improved practice for government and industry.
The ARA provide a voice for relevant issues of national importance in the rail industry. They engage with political leaders at both a state and federal level among discussions around industry potential.
The objective of the ARA is to create key policy reforms to effectively enhance Australia’s productivity, economic and social prosperity as well as international competitiveness.
The avenue that the ARA has created allows the industry to connect, knowledge-share and work together to achieve grater results for the rail industry and future growth. Being the leading voice for Australia, they facilitate, coordinate, promote and communicate on behalf of the industry. Having developed and environment for the rail industry to prosper.