This competency standard unit covers the conducting of high voltage switching operations involving the operation of circuit breaking and isolation devices from a given switching schedule and in accordance with enterprise procedures. It covers high voltage distribution systems in field situations but also includes paralleling in accordance with the switching schedule. It also encompasses the procedure of; communicating with the Switching Control Officer or Electrical Control Officer, isolating the electrical equipment and the line or work site, as well as proving that the area is de-energised and earthed, issuing/accepting electrical permits and the returning of the affected circuits to service.
Initial: 5 Days
Refresher: 1 Day
Granting of competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed:
- Prepare to undertake HV switching procedures to a given schedule
- Carry out high voltage switching procedures to a given schedule
- Complete high voltage switching procedures to a given schedule
Delivery can be conducted either on or off-job. Delivery strategies must be suitable for both theoretical and/or practical learning.
On successful completion of this course, the participants will receive a Statement of Attainment.