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1 © VESI VESI Network Passport - Information and Feedback Session

2 2 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Agenda VESI Network Passport Adam Beel –Background –Skills & Training Reference Committee –Passport Rules –ENA National Passport – Update –COAG National Trade Licensing –VESI Website –Field Workers Handbook - Update VESI Passport Training Modules Rob Foord –VESI Training Matrix FeedbackGerard Cooke

3 3 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Background Victorian Electricity Supply Industry - VESI Who is the Skills &Training Reference Committee? –The committee consists of representatives from the Victorian Distribution Companies and Transmission Company. Adam Beel (Chair), Rob FoordJemena Barry Culph, Pam ONeillCitiPower / Powercor Chris Websdale, Dave Harden, Gerard CookeSP Ausnet

4 4 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Skills & Training Ref. Committee The scope of the Committee is to: –Consider competencies and qualifications for persons accessing an electrical network. –Establish VESI common refresher training modules. –Establish agreed VESI common Passport entry requirements, to enable the classification of workers to undertake specific activities –To manage the VESI Passport in conjunction with the ENA National Passport system. –Represent VESI in appropriate Victorian & national forums. The objective of the Committee is to: –Demonstrate how the participating Companies are meeting their Regulatory obligations of ensuring persons operating or maintaining its networks assets have standards of qualifications, proficiency and experience to safely perform those functions.

5 5 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE The Passport Purpose –The purpose of the VESI Passport system is to: Provide portability between Network Operators for: –Proof of competencies/refresher training currency –Evidence of Network Operator issued authorities Where appropriate, encourage convergence in regard to authorities, refresher training & competencies for accessing electrical networks Encourage a consistent method for field personnel to maintain their individual records. Scope –The VESI Passport is intended to be issued to any person who:- Holds a written authority issued by a Network Operator to access a network Is required by a Network Operator to undertake tasks requiring training specified in the VESI Passport Training Standard

6 6 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE The Passport cont. Issue of Passport –Each Network Operator shall maintain their own database for recording details of each Passport they have issued or replaced –The Record of issue on Page 75 shall be completed and returned How to get a Passport? –CitiPower/PowercorPam ONeill ph –JemenaAlex McRobert ph –SP-AusnetCarmelia Giuliano ph Interstate Passports –Where Passports are presented by an individual from another jurisdiction, recognition of their Passport shall be evaluated and acknowledged and Network Operators shall review the training content to ensure compliance with VESI requirements.

7 7 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Passport Entries Entries for training and authorisations shall be stamped and signed Entries for inductions shall be signed Each record is unique – if using stick on labels please do not cover original record All records in the passport can be subject to a full audit Attempts to falsify training records will result in action being taken against the parties involved

8 8 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE VESI Update Green Book Training Standards –Where there is a duplication of training modules refer to the Passport Training Module. Reprint of VESI Passport –Pending development of ENA Passport, reprint may be late 2009 ENA National Passport Project –Currently undertaking a national exercise with EE-Oz to standardise refresher training across the ESI. –Targeted implementation date, late 2009 COAG National Trade Licensing –COAG have included electrical occupations as an area to review in regard national licensing –Earliest date of implementation is 2012

9 9 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE VESI Website

10 10 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Fieldworkers Handbook Update Status Throughout 2008 the FWHB committee has undertaken a review and update of the 2006 version This has resulted in: –An enhanced OH section to include rail crossings and conductor stringing above and below live conductors –Re-designed metering section to include CT metering, AMI, meter reading and enhanced NST instruction –SADs inclusive of Tree Clearing information –First Aid update to new CPR requirements –A new Terminal Stations & Zone Substations section –A new Rigging appendix Final draft now complete, printing and circulation in first quarter 2009

11 11 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE VESI Passport Training Modules

12 12 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE VESI Training Modules Purpose –Provide an agreed minimum standard of training modules which are common to all VESI Network Operators –Provide an agreed set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each training module outlined in the VESI Passport Training Module

13 13 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE VESI Training Modules Scope –The scope of this document includes the Learning Outcomes that need to be met before any entry is made in the VESI Passport. This document excludes entries made under the headings of National Training Competencies and Inductions.

14 14 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE General These VESI Passport Modules are the minimum training requirements. Network Operators may implement further training as part of an induction process to support local requirements to allow access onto their Network.

15 15 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Training Modules Why these modules? –The training modules were selected on the basis that they relate to the work activities undertaken by the Network Operators. –To meet the Network Operators Health, Safety & Environmental Legislative and Network access requirements. –Additional Modules may be added in the future.

16 16 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Training Matrix –Aligns refresher training modules to specific workgroups or work activity. –Where training is not identified for a specific work activity or workgroup the Network Operator will determine the training required depending on the work being undertaken.

17 17 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Training Matrix

18 18 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Training Frequencies & Changes Training Frequencies –Frequencies are determined by Industry requirements –Training frequency for Traffic Management & Live Low Voltage have changed to align with the Code of Practice and Industry requirements. Training module name changes –Health & Safety changed to VESI Safety Framework compliance by end June 2010 –Environmental changed to VESI Environmental Framework compliance by end June 2010 HV Operating –currently no module

19 19 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Training Modules Training Reports –write the exact VESI module name Timeframes –Your training provider will give you an indicative time for completing of each module or bundle of modules

20 20 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Feedback Questions / Concerns Please complete evaluation form

21 21 © VESI SKILLS & TRAINING REFERENCE COMMITTEE Thanks


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