Substation Operations training

Electrical Fitter Mechanics are responsible for developing and maintaining electricity infrastructure. Electrical Fitter Mechanics construct, repair and maintain overhead, underground and substation power supply equipment.

An Electrical Fitter Mechanics typically performs the following tasks:

  • Maintaining building substations
  • Emergency repair work
  • Investigating power supply problems
  • Connecting customers

Substation training

EsiTrain's substation training assists Electrical Fitter Mechanics and other relevant trades people to progress from Switching Operator Assistants through to 110kV Switching Operators. Training enables the utilisation of a safe system of work to gain de-energised access to the high voltage network.

EsiTrain's substation training facilities

  • Switchgear that can be used in a de-energised environment or overhead/underground switching in energised environment
  • Supervised access to substations throughout the Energex network
  • Low voltage network fault finding system in a simulated training environment

Courses

M196  Working at Heights in Substations

Skills acquired

  • Use harness restraint to prevent fall
  • Identify harness attachment points on transformers
  • Correct fitment of the SALA kit harness
  • Use a maypole as per Work Practice
  • Rescue a person from a power transformer or structure

Duration

4 hrs

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M581  Individual of a Work Group

Skills acquired

  • Use harness restraint to prevent fall
  • Identify harness attachment points on transformers
  • Correct fitment of the SALA kit harness
  • Use a maypole as per Work Practice
  • Rescue a person from a power transformer or structure

Duration

4 hrs

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M584  Switching Recipient for Contractors

Skills acquired

  • Understand the lines of communications associated with access to HV apparatus
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an Individual of a Work Group 
  • Understand the requirements for accessing commissioned and non-commissioned electrical apparatus on the Energex network

Duration

16 hrs

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M591  Restricted Recipient

Skills acquired

  • Describe the obligations for working on High Voltage Electrical Apparatus
  • Explain the concepts of Isolation, Testing and Earthing
  • Name the “3 Key Elements” for working on or near High Voltage electrical apparatus
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and sections of an Access Permit
  • Demonstrate and understanding of your responsibilities as a Restricted Recipient of an Access Permit
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of a Reclose Block

Duration

8 hrs

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M593  Low Voltage Switching Operator

Skills acquired

  • Develop an understanding of your legal responsibilities
  • Energex's policies and procedures in relation to their legal obligations
  • Why and when switching of the LV network is required
  • The LV network and switching processes
  • Application for switching
  • Sheet writer's guide
  • Perform LV switching on the network
  • Knowledge and skills to switch ""on"" the LV network
  • Application processes for de-energised permit

Duration

16 hrs

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M599  High Voltage Safety Observer

Skills acquired

  • Supervise / control the safety of workers and equipment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Entity and statutory rules, Energex safety rules, standards and manuals as appropriate
  • Maintain Exclusion Zones
  • Identify electrical hazards and appropriate PPE
  • Describe the lines of communication associated with access to HV apparatus
  • Demonstrate awareness of access and Test permits
  • Identify isolation points
  • Identify types of earths
  • Demonstrate an understanding of High Voltage equipment, construction, maintenance procedures"

Duration

8 hrs

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M614  Application for Switching-Reclose Block

Skills acquired

  • State the circumstances under which it is necessary to disable reclosing on a HV feeder segment and why this is necessary 
  • State the responsibilities of an Applicant for Switching relevant to establishing a reclose block 
  • Identify the relevant panel (HV schematic) diagram for the work site using the Desktop Viewer application 
  • Define a “significant site” with respect to a switching application 
  • Nominate plant that should have reclosing disabled for work to proceed at a given site 
  • Complete sections of an A4SRB (Application for Switching Reclose Block) form (online if required) relevant to an Applicant and an On-site supervisor
  • Direct and conduct field work in accordance with the conditions of the A4SRB

Duration

8 hrs

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