ESV requires Vegetation workers to undertake an annual refresher training that covers at a minimum three key areas as follows:
1. General Safety Requirements
The requirements and application of Hazard & Risk Assessment
Application of First Aid “CPR, Shock, Burns, Incident Assessment & Management”
Understanding of insulated equipment checks and use of approved equipment only,
e.g. not used after “marked date”
Use of mandatory PPE
Understanding of the Roles & Responsibilities of Safety Observers.
2. Work In the Vicinity of electrical apparatus
Use of control measures to mitigate electrical risk
How to comply with Safe Approach Distances (SAD) when handling loads, using
tools & equipment
Safe use of mobile plant near electrical apparatus.
3. Approach to Electrical Apparatus in accordance with ESV Rules
Understanding of the relationship between Green Book, Blue book and ESV rules and how they are applied
Understanding of the exclusion zone principle in relation to SAD
Consideration of sag, sway and other environmental conditions
Understanding the definitions of, Safe Approach Distance, Vicinity, Near
Use and application of SAD tables in relation to Persons, Mobile Plant & Vegetation
Understanding of Blue Book Section 12 “Work by Persons not under the control of
the asset owner”
Utilising procedures and controls for work near, within SAD, and Vicinity
Identification of the electrical hazards and the controls (including Protective
equipment, Voltage Identification)
Understanding of the Permit To Work (PTW) process/requirements
Understanding why contact with network owners before work proceeds is necessary.
These rules do not apply to persons working for, or under the control of, an electricity asset owner.