Transgrid teaches safety during tower rescue training day

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A recent day of safety training, provided by Transgrid, taught tower and pylon rescue techniques to powerline technicians.

A team of contractors from New South Wales-based IT telecommunications provider On The Wire recently traveled to Transgrid’s training center in western Sydney to complete a mandatory annual course, ensuring safe inspections and continuity of the electrical network.

Transgrid training team leader David Moore said participants took part in a simulated pole and tower exercise where they had to rescue a dummy or ‘unconscious colleague’ who had slipped during the inspection high voltage wires.

“Our employees and contractors work hard every day to provide a safe, reliable and affordable energy supply to consumers,” Moore said.

“Our 13,000 km of high-voltage transmission lines power more than three million homes and businesses.

“The safety and well-being of our employees and the wider community is our top priority. Our comprehensive training program is a key part of building the capacity of our teams, preventing injuries and managing health and safety risks.

“We were delighted to welcome the On The Wire team to our training center in Wallgrove for a comprehensive training in pole and tower rescue. This mandatory annual training will allow them to benefit from the latest techniques and ensure their safety and that of others when working on our network. »

Transgrid provides safety and compliance training for employees and contractors, including pole and tower rescue, substation structure rescue, low voltage rescue, CPR and rules electrical system safety.

Feature picture: Contractors from NSW-based On The Wire take part in Transgrids recent Pole and Tower Rescue Training Day. Photo: Trans-network.

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