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The Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) was one of the first Australian industries to introduce first aid skills as essential employment components. The move has been a good one for reducing risks, avoiding hazards, and even saving lives in the workplace. Workers in dangerous occupations appreciate knowing that colleagues have their back when things go wrong, an ideal shared by Real Response. The introduction of Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment (UETTDRRF10B) in Melbourne is part of our natural progression toward creating a safer Australia for everyone to appreciate.

What does the provide first aid course include?

Training at Real Response, onsite or inhouse, provides competencies that are particularly relevant to ESI occupations. Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment is a specialised course, with attainments that can be applied at work, at home, or anywhere else. Course participants learn how to create a safe workplace, approach a casualty, communicate with helpers, perform CPR and provide resuscitation. Real Response will get you up to speed on all procedures and techniques needed to become a competent and effective first aid responder.

Real Response training includes simulation based training methods that provide deeper immersion in learning and greater knowledge and skills retention. Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment (UETTDRRF10B) covers essential skills that include:

  • Assessing the emergency site for hazards
  • Clear communication with emergency services personnel
  • Safely removing an unconscious victim from the vicinity of live electricity
  • Performing life-saving CPR and other essential first aid procedures
  • Documenting the first aid response in accord with workplace protocol


Are other first aid courses suitable for the electricity supply industry?

A major attraction of first aid and CPR attainments is adaptability. Our Real First Aid courses in Melbourne can be learnt as stand-alone subjects, applied for industry-specific purposes, or built upon to complete a formidable emergency response skill set. Other popular courses delivered by Real Response include:

  • Provide CPR (HLTAID009)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
  • Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID014)
  • Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B)

What other workplace qualifications does the course provide?

At Real Response in Melbourne, course participants can fulfil all employment first aid obligations, satisfy industry requirements, learn new skills, and develop greater awareness and confidence to provide a timely and effective first aid approach. The knowledge and skills gained in Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment are essential qualifications for employment in a number of fields, with skill sets and training packages that include:

  • Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package
  • Refresher – Perform Tower Rescue and Provide First Aid
  • Refresher – Perform Switchyard Rescue at Heights and Provide First Aid

Electric shock can cause cardiac arrest, burns and other serious injuries, making the attainments essential for safe emergency response procedures. The nationally accredited course takes only 4hrs without CPR training, or 6hrs with CPR training, with certification lasting for 1 year. Real Response courses represent the best life-saving value for money possible, and the electricity supply industry is a major benefactor. Our graduates are trained to assess vital signs and physical condition of an electrocution victim, stabilise the condition using essential first aid procedures, and remain on hand as a vital link in the life saving chain.

Melbourne Course locations

From our head office at 1/3 Wellington St, St Kilda, Real Response instructors fan out across the city delivering public and private training courses. Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment is ideally learnt onsite at businesses and workplaces for enhanced understanding of safety and first aid procedures. Our course facilitators can create realistic emergency response scenarios using props, actors, real emergency equipment, simulated sirens, fire, wounds, 000 calls and a whole lot more. We can even provide advice for establishing first aid facilities and implement strategies for reducing risks in the workplace.

Simulation training, or ‘learning by doing’ is also perfect for our public courses, open to individuals and groups, held at our purpose designed facility in St Kilda. With so much to learn, so much at stake, so little time to invest and minimal expense, Real Response have hit the sweet spot for first aid and CPR delivery, with Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment a Melbourne success story worth emulating everywhere.

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