TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II COURSE

The TESDA Course in Transmission Line (T/L) Installation and Maintenance NC II consist of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to perform required competencies of a transmission lineman in inspection and performance of transmission line works on 69 KV and below.

Specifically, this Training Regulations in Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance NC II involves competencies in inspecting transmission line, poles, towers and appurtenances, performing ground transmission line works and performing overhead maintenance works on 69kv and below.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Utilities industry sector.

A student who has achieved this TESDA Course in TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II is competent to be:

  • Transmission Lineman

TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II COURSE MODULE

Course Title: TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

24 hours – Basic Competencies
60 hours – Common Competencies
240 hours – Core Competencies

Total Duration: 324 Hours

This course is designed to develop & enhance the knowledge, skills, & attitudes of a transmission lineman, in accordance with industry standards. It covers the basic & common competencies in addition to the core competencies such inspection of transmission line structures or towers and appurtenances, performance of ground transmission line works and performance of overhead maintenance works on 69 KV and below.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to enroll in these course qualifications should possess the following requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 10 yrs. basic education or an alternative learning systems (ALS) certificate of achievement with grade 10 equivalent holder
  • Able to communicate both oral and/or written (either in English or local dialect)
  • Must be physically and mentally fit to undergo training e.g. no fear of working in height

This list does not include specific institutional requirements such as educational attainment, appropriate work experience and others that may be required from the trainees by the school or training center delivering the TVET program.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II

This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common, Elective and Core Competencies.

To obtain this TESDA course in TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (240 Hours)
UTL741301 Inspect transmission line, poles, towers and appurtenances
UTL741302 Perform ground transmission line works
UTL741303 Perform overhead maintenance works
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (60 Hours)
UTL311203 Apply quality standards
UTL311206 Comply with environmental protection procedures
UTL311201 Observe procedures, specifications and manuals of instruction
UTL311205 Operate and maintain hand/line tools and equipment
UTL311207 Perform Computer Operations
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (24 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in TRANSMISSION LINE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSPECT TRANSMISSION LINE, POLES, TOWERS AND APPURTENANCES
UNIT CODE : UTL741301

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to inspect transmission line, poles, towers and appurtenances on 69kv and below. This unit includes competencies planning and preparing for work, preparing tools and equipment and conducting inspection for transmission line.

  1. Plan and prepare for work
    • Work instruction is secured and interpreted according to job requirements
    • Relevant occupational health and safety requirements are identified following job specifications
    • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and requested in accordance with job specifications
  2. Prepare tools and equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are obtained following job requirements
    • Transmission line tools and equipment are acquired and secured in line with job requirements
    • Tools and equipment operational conditions are checked based on tools and equipment manual
  3. Conduct transmission line inspection
    • Transmission line tools and equipment are used in line with job requirements
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are used following job requirements
    • Structure and appurtenances are inspected based on transmission line inspection procedures.
    • Illegal structures and vegetation within and beyond right of way (ROW) corridor are inspected based on transmission line inspection procedure
    • Line to Ground and line to line clearances are inspected based on transmission line inspection standards
    • Pole/tower and vegetation inspection checklist is filled up and submitted to T/L foreman in accordance with company procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM GROUND TRANSMISSION LINE WORKS
UNIT CODE : UTL741302

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to perform ground line maintenance work on 69kv and below. This unit also includes working in a team environment.

  1. Plan and prepare for ground work
    • Work instruction is secured and interpreted according to job requirements
    • Relevant occupational health and safety requirements are identified following job specifications
    • Appropriate tools, equipment and hardware are identified and requested in accordance with job specifications
  2. Prepare hardware, tools and equipment for ground work
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are obtained following job requirements
    • Appropriate tools, equipment and hardware are acquired and secured in line with job requirements
    • Operational condition of transmission line tools and equipment are checked in accordance with its corresponding manual
  3. Conduct ground line maintenance work/procedure
    • Transmission line tools, equipment and hardware are used in line with job requirements
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are used following job requirements
    • Ground line maintenance work/procedure is performed following job requirements.
    • Housekeeping procedure is performed in line with power industry procedure

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM OVERHEAD MAINTENANCE WORKS
UNIT CODE : UTL741303

This unit covers the outcomes required for performing maintenance of overhead transmission line. This involves working with a team. The scope of this unit covers replacement of damaged/defective transmission line components on 69 KV and below.

  1. Plan and prepare for overhead maintenance work
    • Work instruction is secured and interpreted according to job requirements
    • Relevant occupational health and safety requirements are identified following job specifications
    • Appropriate tools, equipment and hardware are identified and requested in accordance with job specifications
  2. Prepare hardware, transmission line tools and equipment for overhead maintenance
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are obtained following job requirements
    • Appropriate tools, equipment and hardware are acquired and secured in line with job requirements
    • Operational condition of transmission line tools and equipment are checked in accordance with its corresponding manual
  3. Conduct overhead maintenance works
    • Transmission line tools, equipment and hardware are used in line with job requirements
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are used following job requirements
    • Confirmation to proceed to work is secured from appropriate personnel in accordance with company/industry procedure.
    • Pole climbing activities are performed in line with occupational health and safety standards.
    • Line voltage detection is performed based on operational manual and company procedures.
    • Grounding clusters are installed based on power industry safety practices
    • Overhead line maintenance work activities are performed according to job specifications
    • Housekeeping procedure is performed in line with power industry procedure

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT TITLE : APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS
UNIT CODE : UTL311203

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to apply quality standards in the workplace. The unit also includes the application of relevant safety procedures and regulations, organization procedures and customer requirements.

  1. Assess quality of received materials or components
    • Work instructions are obtained and work is carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Received materials or component parts are checked against workplace standards and specifications
    • Faulty material or components related to work are identified and isolated
    • Faults and any identified causes are recorded and/or reported to the supervisor concerned in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Faulty materials or components are replaced in accordance with workplace procedures
  2. Assess own work
    • Documentation relative to quality within the company is identified and used
    • Completed work is checked against workplace standards relevant to the task undertaken
    • Faulty pieces are identified and isolated
    • Information on the quality and other indicators of production performance is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Deviations from specified quality standards, causes are documented and reported in accordance with the workplace standards operating procedures
  3. Engage in quality improvement
    • Process improvement procedures are participated in relation to workplace assignment
    • Work is carried out in accordance with process improvement procedures
    • Performance of operation or quality of product or service to ensure customer satisfaction is monitored

UNIT TITLE : COMPLY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : UTL311206

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures including accessing relevant information concerning environmental protection regulations and procedures, and implementing and monitoring procedures concerning environmental hazards, related control procedures, environmental training arrangements, and required records and documentation

  1. Access information concerning environmental protection regulations and procedures
    • Relevant provisions of environmental legislation and codes of practice are accurately followed
    • Information on workplace environmental policies, procedures and programs is stored in a readily accessible location and manner
    • Information is accurately and clearly explained to the work team and updated according to change in workplace policy
    • Information about the outcomes of environmental risk identification and control procedures is provided to the appropriate personnel
  2. Implement and monitor procedures concerning environmental hazards
    • Existing and potential environmental hazards in the workplace are identified and reported
    • Identified hazards are assessed in relation to relevant environmental protection policies
    • Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are implemented wherever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are obtained and used in accordance with job requirements
    • Hazardous events are investigated to identify causes, and control measures are implemented to prevent recurrence and minimize risks of such events
  3. Implement and monitor environmental control procedures
    • Existing environmental protection measures are implemented, monitored and reviewed
    • Work procedures to protect environment are implemented and adherence to them by the work group is monitored
    • Required improvements to existing control measures are identified, including required resources for implementation, and reported to appropriate personnel

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: OBSERVE PROCEDURES, SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS OF INSTRUCTIONS
UNIT CODE : UTL311201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, interpreting, applying services to specifications and manuals and storing manuals.

  1. Identify and access specification/ manuals
    • Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed as per job requirements
    • Version and date of manual are checked to ensure that correct specification and procedures are identified
  2. Interpret manuals
    • Relevant sections, chapters of specifications/ manuals are located in relation to the work to be conducted
    • Information and procedure in the manual are interpreted in accordance with industry practices
  3. Apply information in manual
    • Manual is interpreted according to job requirements
    • Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manufacturer’s specification
    • Manual data are applied according to the given task
    • All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained on the manual or specifications
  4. Store manuals
    • Manual or specification is stored appropriately to prevent damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : OPERATE AND MAINTAIN LINE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : UTL311205

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude to operate and maintain distribution line tools and equipment. This unit will involve working in a team environment

  1. Plan and prepare for work
    • Work instruction is secured and interpreted according to job requirements
    • Relevant occupational health and safety requirements are identified following job specifications
    • Relevant distribution line tools, equipment and hardware are identified and requested in accordance with job specifications
  2. Prepare distribution line tools and equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) are obtained following job requirements
    • Distribution line tools, equipment and hardware are acquired and secured in line with job requirements
    • Distribution line tools are tested/set following manufacturer’s standards or recommendation
  3. Operate distribution line tools and equipment
    • PPE are used in line with job requirements
    • Distribution line tools and equipment are used in line with job requirements
  4. Check condition of distribution line tools and equipment
    • Distribution line tools and equipment are identified according to classification and job requirements
    • Non-functional distribution line tools and equipment are segregated and labeled according to classification
    • Safety of distribution line tools and equipment are observed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Condition of PPE are checked in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  5. Perform basic preventive maintenance
    • Appropriate lubricants are identified according to types of equipment
    • Equipment are lubricated according to preventive maintenance schedule or manufacturer’s specifications
    • Distribution line tools are cleaned and tested according to standard procedures
    • Distribution line tools and equipment are inspected, and repaired and replaced, if necessary, after use
    • Work place is cleaned and kept in safe state in line with OHSA regulations
  6. Store tools and equipment
    • Inventory of distribution line tools and equipment are conducted and recorded as per company practices
    • Distribution line tools and equipment are stored safely in appropriate locations in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications or company procedures

UNIT TITLE : PERFORM COMPUTER OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE : UTL311207

This unit covers the knowledge, skills, (and) attitudes and values needed to perform computer operations which include inputting, accessing, producing and transferring data using the appropriate hardware and software

  1. Plan and prepare for task to be undertaken
    • Requirements of task are determined according to job specifications
    • Appropriate hardware and software are selected according to task assigned and required outcome
    • Task is planned to ensure OH & S guidelines and procedures are followed
  2. Input data into computer
    • Data are entered into the computer using appropriate program/application in accordance with company procedures
    • Accuracy of information is checked and information is saved in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Inputted data are stored in storage media according to requirements
    • Work is performed within ergonomic guidelines
  3. Access information using computer
    • Correct program/application is selected based on job requirements
    • Program/application containing the information required is accessed according to company procedures
    • Desktop icons are correctly selected, opened and closed for navigation purposes
    • Keyboard techniques are carried out in line with OH & S requirements for safe use of keyboards
  4. Produce/output data using computer system
    • Entered data are processed using appropriate software commands
    • Data printed out as required using computer hardware/peripheral devices in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Files, data are transferred between compatible systems using computer software, hardware/ peripheral devices in accordance with standard operating procedures
  5. Maintain computer equipment and systems
    • Systems for cleaning, minor maintenance and replacement of consumables are implemented
    • Procedures for ensuring security of data, including regular back-ups and virus checks are implemented in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Basic file maintenance procedures are implemented in line with the standard operating procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

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