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Perform Rescue from a Live Low Voltage Panel

This course involves the rescue procedures from live low voltage apparatus and the skills needed to provide CPR to a casualty, as separate distinct skills that are required for working around electrical assets. Both components cover equipment and practical methods for first aid and rescue operations.

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Onsite Training

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Nationally Accredited
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May Include Online Workbook
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Includes Anaphylaxis Training
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Includes CPR Training

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May Include Simulated Fire

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Bandaging

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Includes Defibrillator Training

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Simulated 000 Calls

This course includes:

  • Responding to an unconscious person
  • Airway management
  • Provide artificial respiration
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an adult,
    child and infant
  • Use of a defibrillator
  • Accessing rescue equipment and rescue situations
  • Isolation procedures
  • Safe Approach Distances appropriate for LV panel
  • Requesting support

 

KEY INFORMATION

UETTDRRF06B

On site training available

Course length: 3 hours or 6 hours with CPR

Nationally Accredited

Simulation training included

Certification length: 1 year

CPR Training can be included

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Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel

The introduction of electricity supply during the 20th century allowed major Australian cities and regional centres to flourish. Our wealth of natural resources enabled powerful energy production and distribution networks across the land to be utilised for personal or business use. Prior to use, electricity supply needs to be controlled, de-energised, isolated and protected using both high-voltage and low-voltage switchgear, often noticed in commercial buildings as Low Voltage (LV) Panels containing a bewildering array of cables. Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B) is the Real First Aid response, empowering a new generation of safety-conscious first aiders.

Smooth operation of large commercial and industrial buildings is reliant on consistent and reliable electricity supply. Although voltage and cables are monitored, weaknesses can occur that result in power interruptions, overloads, short circuits and other situations requiring the intervention of qualified electricity industry personnel. It’s essential to understand at the outset that ‘low voltage’ doesn’t mean safe-to-touch, with the International Electrotechnical Commission defining low voltage in the range of <1000 V AC or <1500 V DC. In other words, a ‘live’ low voltage panel can deliver a fatal electric shock.

Who will Benefit from a Low Voltage First Aid Course?

Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B) is an essential training component for LV panel maintenance personnel across a range of occupations. In addition, progressive employers consider qualified on-site first aiders a feature of safe building management plans. Wherever people gather, accidents and emergencies can occur, with some casualties requiring immediate first aid for successful life-saving outcomes. As Australian workplaces, schools and community spaces align with standardised health and safety procedures, trainers such as Real First Aid are in demand and ready to deliver life-saving knowledge and state of the art skill-set attainments.

First aid skills and knowledge are used both pro-actively and reactively. Real First Aid course participants develop workplace practices that minimise risk and enhance safety, while life-saving techniques remain at-ready for rapid emergency response whenever required. Every enterprise involving distribution and supply of electricity will benefit by the addition of on-site first aiders, particularly those with industry-specific UETTDRRF06B training. Low voltage control panels are incredibly complex: transforming, protecting, monitoring and controlling electricity using switches, circuit breakers, fuses and power conducting components.

What low voltage rescue skills are attained in UETTDRRF06B?

Every first aid and CPR course contains versatile techniques that can be tailored for specific purposes. Real First Aid instructors take learning to the next level, creating simulated reality for enhanced, real-time learning and greater knowledge retention. The Real First Aid skill-set are real life-skills worth attaining for the safety of family, friends and colleagues. As industry-specific first aid skills, Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel provides valuable knowledge, along with the confidence and ability to safely manage a rescue operation. Attainments include:

  • Hazard and risk control measures
  • Isolation of electrical faults
  • Safe function of emergency equipment and devices
  • Understanding workplace emergency procedures
  • Isolating live LV panel apparatus and safely removing the victim
  • Applying CPR and other life-saving procedures
  • Contacting emergency services personnel
  • Co-ordination of helpers and onlookers
  • Maintaining a safe and secure LV panel worksite
  • Reporting accidents, incidents and related safety issues

The above are just a sample of Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel attainments. Every Real First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification, with options for progressive first aid training to develop a complete life-saving skill-set. The course is short, taking only three hours to complete, making it a tremendous life-saving investment, while coupling the attainment with other short courses such as Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID001) provides even greater emergency response scope.

What is Real First Aid Simulation Training?

Immersive Simulation Training is a Real First Aid initiative using realistic scenarios to emulate work, school and community environments. Simulation training is tailored for group learning, with electricity industry employees benefitting from both Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B) and Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment (UETTDRRF10B). Real First Aid course facilitators and instructors are experienced emergency services and medical professionals capable of delivering deep first aid and CPR learning, especially when simulations are involved.

Simulation Training utilises actors, props, emergency sirens, emergency equipment, teamwork and more, all designed to give course participants a life-like experience of saving lives. Simulation training is used by the military and emergency services to develop skills and create an at-ready force from the moment training is complete. First aid and CPR courses designed for the electricity services industry are equally important, transforming the way we live and work, making dangerous environments safer for everyone, and helping qualified first aiders look out for each other along the way.