MODULE DETAILS

 

Electrical Safety and Wiring Regulations DEEESW612

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers identification of hazards and carrying out maintenance work, interpretation of statutory or legal regulations/acts dealing with electrical safety at work, the responsibilities of employer and employee in ensuring safe work practices, theoretical aspects involved in electrical safety, relevant safety systems and appliances commonly used at work, design and selection of electrical equipment in a given installation for ensuring safety, procedures/practices adopted for safe working in different parts of electrical installations including outdoor switchyards, the need for periodic inspection and planned/condition-based maintenance in ensuring safe operation of electrical equipment, the organisational aspects of safety, procedures adopted for reporting and investigation of accidents, measures to improve safety and prevent accidents.

MODULE PURPOSE

 

The purpose of the module is for participants to refresh and deepen their knowledge of electrical safety theory, practice and implementation, including the role of wiring regulations.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Power System Protection DEEPSP611

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Outline the core fundamentals of electrical safety, hazard identification and preventive maintenance

2.    Identify and explain design elements for electrical safety systems

3.    Explain substation and battery installation safety requirements

4.    Explain organisational aspects of safety, safety regulations and wiring regulations

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Outline the core fundamentals of electrical safety, hazard identification and preventive maintenance

1.1

Explain the role of protective earthing in electrical safety

1.2

List and explain applications of types of protective equipment

1.3

Describe how electric arcs are caused

1.4

Outline the consequences of an arc flash

1.5

Explain how arc exposure can be limited and arc flash accidents avoided

1.6

Explain the concepts of ‘Insulation’, ‘Enclosure’ and ‘Isolation’ in relation to electrical safety and design

1.7

Outline the policies of operational and safety locking mechanisms and requirements

2

Identify and explain design elements for electrical safety systems

2.1

Explain safety aspects in electrical circuit design

2.2

Identify and list the safety equipment for a given electrical circuit

2.3

Explain safe operation and maintenance procedures for electrical installations.

3

Explain substation and battery installation safety requirements

3.1

Outline critical elements in a substation safety checklist

3.2

Identify and explain hazards when working with compressed fluids and outline methods to prevent hazards

4

Explain organisational aspects of safety, safety regulations and wiring regulations

4.1

Describe and explain organisational aspects of safety

4.2

Identify occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices for power systems

4.3

Identify wiring regulations

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

 



Software/Hardware Used

Software

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Hardware

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