UETTDRVC26A Cut vegetation at ground level near live electrical apparatus
This Competency Standard Unit covers cutting and/or pruning vegetation at ground level and removal of vegetation obstructions up to the live work zone as defined for both Instructed and Authorised Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus using the established cutting plan relevant to the vegetation type. It encompasses the safe use of appropriate/specialised tools and equipment according to requirements and established procedures. It includes safely accessing trees to install restraints/slings, removing small trees in a safe manner and, clearing debris from the felling site to eliminate the occurrence of electrical incidents. It DOES NOT include entry of persons, mobile plant, equipment, and/or specialised tools into to the safe approach distance (SAD) as defined.
Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. All work is in compliance with relevant State or Territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, Industry bi-partite body– Guidelines/Codes of Practices or other related requirements for Safe work and access near live Electrical and Mechanical Apparatus.