General training

EsiTrain supply a diverse range of general training courses that are designed to provide staff with:

  • The underpinning skills and knowledge to carry out electrical and non-electrical work
  • A basic understanding of Electrical Supply Industry principles or concepts
  • Compliance with the Work Category Specification (WCS) and Energex Standard Working Procedures (SWPs) to supply contracted works

EsiTrain's general training can be beneficial to a wide audience, from trades people to office staff. The duration of these courses ranges anywhere from a few hours to a few days, with training delivery available either onsite or at EsiTrain.

Courses

GCI  General Contractor Induction

Skills acquired

  • State the basic facts about the Company and Electricity Supply Industry
  • Explain the importance and types of acceptable Code of Conduct behaviours
  • State key legislative obligations, Company Policy, manuals and obligations
  • Identify potential hazards, consequences and control measures
  • State key responsibilities for ensuring safety of systems, people, plant and environment
  • Demonstrate awareness of requirements relevant to contractors including Code of Conduct, Energex values, CustomerCare, complaints and compliments, guaranteed service levels and reward and recognition

Duration

8 hrs

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M015  Chainsaw Operation

Skills acquired

  • Safety precautions, requirements and responsibilities
  • Selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Chainsaw operation encompassing
  • Parts and function of components and ancillary equipment
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Starting procedures
  • Safe use of Chainsaw under load
  • Safe transporting and storage procedures

Duration

6 hrs

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M054  Concrete Cutter

Skills acquired

  • Safety precautions, requirements and responsibilities
  • Selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Concrete Cutter operation encompassing
  • Parts and function of components and ancillary equipment
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Starting procedures
  • Safe use of Concrete Cutter under load
  • Safe transporting and storage procedures

Duration

4 hrs

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M058  Tree Trimming

Skills acquired

  • Explain the structure of street trees and considerations for selection for planting near power lines
  • Explain the important aspects of street tree environment in relation to street tree health
  • Explain why and how street trees need to be trimmed and demonstrate the trimming of trees
  • Explain the requirements for tree trimming documentation and communication

Duration

16 hrs

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M440  General Asbestos Awareness

Skills acquired

  • Understand the properties and risks associated with asbestos
  • Be aware of the uses of asbestos within the electricity industry

 

Duration

2 hrs

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M441  Working with Asbestos (Destructive)

Skills acquired

  • Understand the legislation and subsequent organisational responsibilities relating to the use and disposal of asbestos
  • Understand the approved procedures for safely working with asbestos

M103.6  Asbestos Conduit Removal

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hazards associated with the removal and disposal of asbestos pipes/conduit
  • Adopt Safe Work procedures required to minimise the risks

M110  Rescue from a Switchboard

Skills acquired

  • State the types and associated hazards of gases encountered in underground switch units or switchboards, and rescue a person from Low Voltage Apparatus

Duration

4 hrs

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M204  Substation Safety Awareness

Skills acquired

  • Identify major components of equipment in a substation
  • Identify safety requirements in a substation

Duration

5 hrs

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M225  Scope a High Load Transport Route

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of legislative requirements  and the terminology involved
  • Demonstrate techniques employed in measuring conductor heights
  • Identify ground clearances for overhead and for BroadBand infrastructure (BBI) cables
  • Display knowledge of statutory approach limits
  • Demonstrate procedures for scoping a High load transport route

Duration

7 hrs

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M261  Reconnection & Customer Service Officer

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current legislation relevant to reconnection processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the visual examination requirements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current metering manual relevant to reconnections
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to adhere to Energex Work Practices and Work Category Specifications (WCS) / Standard Work Procedures (SWP)

Duration

20 hrs

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M262  Electricity Connection Officer

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the differing requirements when performing initial connections up to 100amps
  • Exhibit an understanding of the relevant Qld Legislation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant Energex work practices, standard work procedures and manuals
  • Display an understanding of differing requirements when performing addition and alterations to an electrical installation
  • Demonstrate the understanding of effective reporting

Duration

16 hrs

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M263  Electricity Connection Officer - Level 2

Skills acquired

  • Various aspects of performing initial connections at installation >100amps per phase
  • Relevant Qld legislation, Energex work practices, standard work procedures and manuals
  • Differing requirements when performing additions and alterations to installations  >100amps per phase
  • Reconnection and connection requirements in installations >100amps per phase

Duration

16 hrs

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M265  HV on LV and Abnormal System Conditions

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different fault levels on the system and the systems of earthing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate procedures to safely identify any damage caused by an abnormal event on the network

Duration

4 hrs

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M320  Electrical Awareness for Safe Work

Skills acquired

  • State the basic facts about Electricity
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the effects of Electricity on the body
  • Identify conductors and cables
  • Determine the nominal Voltage of overhead conductors
  • Identify overhead equipment
  • State the Exclusion zone for a given scenario
  • Identify safety hazards and State their control measures

Duration

8 hrs

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M340  Working on Energised LV Equipment

Skills acquired

  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation
  • Carry out the role and responsibilities of a Safety Observer (LV live electrical work)
  • Apply the rules for live work
  • Apply safe systems of live electrical work

Duration

2 hrs

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M341  Working on Energised LV Overhead Conductors

Skills acquired

  • Constantly monitor potential hazards associated with energised overhead electrical work
  • Ensure adequate communication and safe systems of work
  • Application of insulating mats

Duration

6 hrs

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M342  Working on Energised Underground Cables & Equipment

Skills acquired

  • State the conditions under which it is permitted to carry out live (LV) work
  • Describe the rules to be observed for working live
  • Describe the role of a Safety Observer (Electrical)
  • Describe and apply Safe Working Practices for work on underground cables and distribution equipment

Duration

6 hrs

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M343  Working Live on Electrical Installations

Skills acquired

  • Constantly monitor potential hazards associated with energised low voltage electrical equipment
  • Apply safe work practices
  • Correctly apply appropriate matting/covering techniques

Duration

6 hrs

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M428  Underground Awareness

Skills acquired

Demonstrate knowledge of safety issues related to the Underground Electricity Supply Network including:
  • Legislation such as Electrical Safety Act 2002, Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011 & Regulations and industry Codes of Practice 
  • Safety issues such as corporate safety requirements, environmental requirements and exclusion zones
  • Basic fundamental electrical principles
  • The relationship between transmission, distribution, rail systems and underground and overhead supply systems
  • Determining the voltage of underground cables
  • Identification of electrical safety hazards associated with working on or in proximity to energised electrical lines or apparatus and implement effective control measures
  • Different types of electrical equipment and procedures for accessing the equipment
  • Identification and management of environmental issues

Duration

5 hrs

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M554  Entering, Working in & Rescue from Confined Spaces

Skills acquired

  • Understand the scope, application and provisions of relevant regulations for working in and rescue from confined spaces
  • Conditions of entry to and safety equipment incorporated with confined spaces
  • Have a firm knowledge of gases, their production, hazards and detection
  • Assess the worksite to Identify, evaluate and control hazards
  • Note, the M554 training package is specific to Energex requirements and is not nationally accredited"

Duration

8 hrs

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M950  Inspection of Earthing Systems

Skills acquired

  • Explain basic principles of electrical earthing systems 
  • Identify defective, substandard or potentially hazardous conditions in existing earthing systems on the distribution network (overhead or underground) 
  • Measure earth resistance using a clamp on earth tester for a range of situations on the distribution network (overhead or underground) 
  • Record inspection information using a hand held computer and make recommendations

Duration

8 hrs

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