The Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) course covers the performance of rescue procedures from live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace.
This program is delivered as either an Initial or Refresher Delivery subject to the participants’ currency levels and prior LV rescue certification history.
- Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
- A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to- usi.gov.au
- Provide photo identification.
- Wear closed in shoes.
- Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
- Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.
Pre-requisite units for learners commencing the LVR course as outlined in the unit of competency are,
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace or UETDREL006 Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
Additionally due to the physical nature of the unit of competency learners must have the physical capacity to be able to rescue/ drag another human to safety and as CPR is a pre requisite the learner must be able to also complete 2 minutes of continuous CPR positioned on the floor.
How long will the training take (Duration)
The Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) course has training and assessment that is competency-based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.
The typical duration of this full Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) course for someone who had no previous experience is approx 4 hours however where the course has to include a CPR component, depending on the learners’ experience and ability can sometimes make the course longer.
A shorter LVR/ CPR refresher course is also available for those that have completed the course before and just require a refresher. Click Here to check out that info.
How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)
FULL COURSE TRAINING – Practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.
Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of low voltage rescue in a very focused one-on-one or small group environment.
Step 1 – Completion of theory training and assessment.
Step 2 – Learner completes practical training and assessment.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion of the course and full payment learner is issued a Statement of attainment.
Please note: A proof of training card can be issued for an additional cost.
What will you learn? (Overview)
The Low Voltage Rescue course covers:
- Prepare to perform rescue procedures from live LV panel
- Carry out rescue from live LV panel
- Complete the LV panel rescue procedure.
You will learn:
- The mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel
- How the mandatory requirements apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.
- The responsibilities for, health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels
- How to adhere to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.
For more specific course information please contact us or go to https://training.gov.au.
To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA).
Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, Refresher training for LV rescue should be carried out annually as stipulated in Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (legislation.qld.gov.au), however, specific Electrical Service Industry network providers may request more stringent refresher training requirements – eg. on a six-monthly basis to retain your currency.
How long will training take?
Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.
How is the training delivered?
Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.
How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?
The industry generally recommends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.