LOW VOLTAGE RESCUE (LVR) AND /CPR REFRESHER FAQS

If you are working in or around energised electrical equipment, then you should have completed a Low Voltage Rescue otherwise referred to as LVR/ CPR ticket either as a full course if you have never completed the course before or a refresher if you have completed the course before.

Working in and around electrical equipment comes with an array of risks, especially for those working in the mining and construction industries. An LVR CPR refresher course can reduce the risk of injury in the workplace and provide you with the relevant refreshed knowledge required in the case of an emergency. 

Is an LVR/CPR refresher course relevant to me?

If your role requires you to work on energised electrical equipment you must have a dedicated Safety Observer who is competent to implement the control measures in an emergency and be competent to rescue you as a worker who is carrying out the work.

The course is relevant for anyone working within civil construction, metalliferous and coal mining/drilling and any extractive industries where work is being carried out on or near energised electrical equipment.

Across Queensland, many new mining and construction projects are being signed off at a rapid rate, and the need for skilled personnel with best practice working in confined spaces continues to increase.

How frequently should I complete a LVR/CPR refresher course?

The Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2013 states that the competent and dedicated Safety Observer must have been assessed in the previous 1 year as competent to rescue and resuscitate.

By completing an LVR/CPR refresher every year you can ensure your knowledge and those of your fellow work colleagues who may need to save you remains up to date. In Australia, Electrical, OHS and WHS laws are updated frequently based on the changing needs and situations of different industries, so by completing a LVR/CPR refresher course annually, you can ensure you remain compliant to any changes. 

We recommend this course be completed alongside a First aid refresher or full course for maximum effect — as it’s extremely important to have someone skilled in these three areas on any work site in case of accident or injury.

What’s covered in a LVR/CPR refresher course?

During a working in a Low Voltage Rescue and CPR refresher course, we’ll cover how to:

  • 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.

Not yet completed a LVR/CPR course? Please see our Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) and /CPR course here