LV Rescue

The LVR course is essential if you are conducting live work or working with live switchboards.  The course covers the performance of rescue procedures from a live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace. 

It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.  It encompasses responsibilities for, health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Low voltage rescue comprises responsive operations that involve the saving of life, or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation.

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Award issued on completion

UETTDRRF06B Perform a rescue from a Live LV Panel

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed by Safety Ba6 in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Safety Ba6 training facility.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Course Duration (face to face)

  • Face to Face 3 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training 2 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

Prerequisite – This course has a prerequisite of HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Physical fitness – Participants must have the physical capacity to complete a practical demonstration of a simulated LV panel rescue.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au if a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

You will be provided with the skills, knowledge and most importantly the confidence to be able to handle an emergency and rescue a colleague in the event they are receiving an electric shock.

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include: 

  • Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:
  • Inspect and place rescue equipment
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures
  • Identify and label the isolation point
  • Perform a rescue from an LV panel
  • Call for the ambulance
  • Discuss first aid options and treatment
  • Prevent access to the area
  • Verbally report the incident

Theory assessment – A written exam consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. All questions must be completed.