This qualification provides competencies for the operational role of planning and carrying out vegetation control at and above ground level near live electrical apparatus. Encompassed is compliance with relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory regulation, local government legislation, applicable industry Guidelines, Codes of Practices or other related requirements for safe work and access near live electrical and mechanical apparatus. Martin works in an ESI environment, and monitors the safety compliance of vegetation control work. He is able to undertake standard climbing techniques onto small trees in a low hazard work environment. He operates a mobile chipper/mulcher from time to time and conducts operator maintenance on a regular basis. His full set of skills and knowledge can be seen below

UETTDRVC27A Monitor safety compliance of vegetation control work in an ESI environment

Martin controls and monitors work associated with vegetation control near live electrical apparatus. On a daily basis, Martin carries out duties such as observing, spotting, rendering warnings to stop unsafe work activities, and/or encroachment of ordinary persons, public, personnel and mobile plant and equipment into the safe approach distance (SAD) as defined for persons and mobile plant and equipment. Martin is the designated Safety Observer, solely dedicated to these roles. Martin has the ability to carry out the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment, and he ensures that all work and zones are 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

AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision

Martin can carry out the process of applying chemicals under supervision using handheld or small powered equipment in line with standards required to: apply chemicals using handheld or small powered equipment; check, prepare, use and maintain application equipment and personal protective equipment; measure, mix, transport, handle store and dispose of chemicals and comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), chemical label and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) requirements

UETTDRVC23A Plan the removal of vegetation up to vegetation exclusion zone near live electrical apparatus

Martin has the ability to prepare for, carry out and complete the development of the plan for the removal of vegetation up to vegetation exclusion zones near electrical apparatus as defined for both Authorised and Instructed Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus (this includes electrical and communications conductors and cables/powerlines and associated equipment on poles and structures according to requirements and established procedures). Martin is able to carry out the preparation of a plan for the control and removal of vegetation, specification of appropriate chemical control methods, use of slinging and loading techniques and practices to be used, traffic management, and appropriate pruning and/or cutting techniques and practices (encompasses cutting plan) for given vegetation species to minimise regrowth within the electrical field according to requirements and procedures. He is able to carry out risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment (encompassed is 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)

UETTDRVC32A Use specialised plant to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus

Martin is able to carry out the removal of vegetation above ground level, up to the live work zone as defined for both Authorised and Instructed Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus, using the established cutting plan relevant to the vegetation type

UETTDREL13A Comply with sustainability, environmental and incidental response policies and procedures

Martin is able to comply with, carry out and complete environmental and incident response procedures whilst undertaking tasks in the Electricity Supply Industry workplace and refers to relevant legislation, codes and practices and established procedures. He has the ability to perform visual and mechanical checks of plant and equipment, the plant and equipment are typically used for preparing worksites and compliance with environmental policies and procedures

UETTDRVC25A Use elevated platform to cut vegetation above ground level near live electrical apparatus

Martin can carry out the cutting and/or pruning of vegetation above ground level and removal of vegetation obstructions, up to the live work zone as defined for both Authorised and Instructed Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus, using the established cutting plan relevant to the vegetation type

UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

Martin can prepare to, carry out and complete work safely near live electrical apparatus when working as a non-electrical worker, which includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting, and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. He is able to prepare for and perform risk assessment control measures that encompasses job safety assessment

FPIHAR2206B Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

Martin has the ability to operate a mobile chipping/mulching unit to clean up after felling operations and chip excess branches and timber refuse. He always complies with general workplace legislative and regulatory requirements

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Martin adheres to occupational health and safety guidelines and applies various electrotechnology work functions, carrying out responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices on a daily basis. Martin can follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

UETTDRVC33A Apply pruning techniques to vegetation control near live electrical apparatus

Martin can carry out pruning principles and techniques to perform vegetation clearing activities in accordance with the Australian Standard Pruning of Amenity Trees AS4373 so as to achieve the statutory vegetation clearance requirements near live electrical apparatus up to the live work zone as defined for both Authorised and Instructed Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus. Martin can perform pruning activities at both ground level and about ground level

AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws

Martin has the ability to maintain, prepare and operate hand-held chainsaws in a work environment and defines the standards required to; select, use, maintain and store suitable personal protective equipment; carry out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw; apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer's specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use

TLILIC2005A Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Martin has the ability to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) for licensing purposes, which involves the operation of a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work [the 11 metre boom length shall be taken to mean the greater of (a) The vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the surface supporting the elevating work platform with the platform at its maximum height; or (b) The nominal reach, measured horizontally from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position]

AHCARB202A Fell small trees

Martin is able to identify tree felling requirements, prepare for tree felling in line with standards required to: prepare and properly maintain equipment; determine the tree felling conditions, direction of fall, safe fall zone, exclusion zone and escape route; use safe tree felling techniques; use safe tree removal techniques. He is able to complete tree felling operations, clear the fall site and all tree debris

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Martin has the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines, responding to emergency situations and communicating details of the incident effectively and efficiently.

AHCARB204A Undertake standard climbing techniques

Martin can carry out pre-operational and safety checks for climbing small trees with ropes and harnesses for the purpose of pruning in line with the standards required to; identify and report site and tree hazards and implement risk controls; select, prepare and inspect ropes, harnesses and other equipment associated with climbing trees; safely climb/ascend and descend a tree with rope and harness; climb using documented low risk work methods; inspect for faults and store ropes, harnesses and other climbing and safety equipment and record and replace if worn or faulty

AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

Martin can carry out the process of maintaining and operating machinery and equipment in line with the standards required to: carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance and report defects if necessary; secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions; operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner; follow procedures to minimise environmental impacts; implement shut-down procedures and store machinery and equipment; record maintenance and operation details

AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Martin has the ability to prepare for plant recognition, recognise specified plants and update the reference collection. Martin has the ability to recognise plants that are commonly encountered in horticulture or land management situations. He can inspect and research enterprise plants; observe and record the habits; characteristics and significant features of plants; use available processes to recognise plants; update a plant reference collection

UETTDRVC21A Use climbing techniques to cut vegetation above ground near live electrical apparatus

Martin has the ability to carry out the tasks of cutting and/or pruning vegetation above ground level (using climbing techniques) and removal of vegetation obstructions, up to the climber exclusion zone as defined for both Authorised and Instructed Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus, using the established cutting plan relevant to the vegetation type. He is able to safely use of appropriate/specialised tools and equipment according to requirements and established procedures

UETTDRVC24A Assess vegetation and recommend control measures in an ESI environment

Martin can assess vegetation and in particular trees for defects and hazards prior to cutting and pruning around live powerlines up to the live work zone as defined for both Instructed and Authorised Persons in the industry guidelines associated with live electrical apparatus

UETTDRVC26A Cut vegetation at ground level near live electrical apparatus

Martin has abilities in 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

UETTDRVC31A Operate specialist equipment at ground level near live electrical apparatus

Martin has capabilities in the operation and routine maintenance of specialised plant and equipment at ground level near live electrical apparatus, including the requirement of carrying out pre-operational checks, calibrate equipment, report faults and maintain operational records and an awareness of workplace safety and positive environmental practices associated with specialised plant and equipment operation

UETTDRVC34A Undertake release and rescue from a tree near live electrical apparatus

Martin has the ability to carry out the process of release and rescue of a tree climber working near live electrical apparatus, where an injured or unconscious tree climber is safely brought to the ground from a tree. Martin can competently perform rescue and release safe working procedures which requires hazard identification, basic first aid and emergency procedures, and tree climbing techniques