LV/CPR – Low Voltage Switchboard Rescue and CPR

This course provides the participant with the skills on how to manage danger of accidental electrocution and the requirements of providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. At the completion of the course you will be competent to rescue and provide resuscitation to a person who has stopped breathing or is unconscious due to electrical shock. This program is suitable for electricity supply workers who undertake the installation and/or maintenance of network infrastructure which requires workers to perform rescue from a live LV panel including conducting CPR. ESI workers are required to maintain currency to work on electrical networks.

Location188 East Street, Rockhampton or Location by Request

Course ScheduleFortnightly

Delivery ModeFace to Face

Course Times7:45am - 2:00pm (approx 4-5 hours)

Course Outcomes

Low Voltage Switchboard and Resuscitation (LV & CPR) training was implemented to provide strategies for persons to perform a safe rescue of a victim who has received an electric shock or personal injuries while working on low voltage conductors or equipment.

The Low Voltage Switchboard Rescue & CPR is now an accredited skill set and candidates will be issued a statement of attainment on successful completion.

This training program includes the following units of competencies:

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • UETDRRF004 Perform rescue from a live LV panel

This training course is taught according to the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This training course takes personnel through both the theory of why we do CPR and many practical exercises that illustrate how CPR is performed.

The LVR component of this training covers the skills and knowledge required for a person to be able to carry out a risk assessment of an electrically hazardous situation and perform low voltage rescue procedures without hazard to themselves or others. LVR and CPR training has a 12 month validity.

New Horizons Safety & Training Services recognises that whilst there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. We will always customise the course to suit your unique workplace requirements. Please ask our staff about alternate training and assessment strategies that can be designed should you have prior experience or knowledge including but not limited to change in course days, disability options, LLN support where applicable, credit transfer/RPL and in house one on one where available.

Course Topics

  • The topics covered throughout this training course are as follows:
  • Switchboard Risk Management
  • Legislation
  • Electrical and Gas Injuries
  • Switchboard Rescue Preparation
  • Switchboard Rescue
  • Scene Assessment and Management
  • Casualty Assessment
  • Airway Management
  • Management of the Unconscious Casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Assessment Methods

  1. Theoretical Assessment for both Units of Competency
  2. Practical Observation Assessment for both Units of Competency

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Students must be deemed competent in HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation before commencing Low Voltage. This program is designed for industry personnel who may work in an electrical role, trade assist or site worker. Please note that part of the course requires the participant to perform CPR whilst positioned on the floor, for more than 2 minutes. Before enrolling in this program please consider the physical requirement and talk to our friendly staff for alternate training options.
  • Photo identification to be provided on the day your program commences.
  • Please advise NHST if you are not currently working in the electrical, rail or infrastructure industry prior to enrolling.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
This training program requires basic reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Prior to enrolling please contact New Horizons Safety and Training Services to discuss our support services if required. You will be required to complete a LLN questionnaire prior to enrolling so that we may determine your level of LLN in accordance with the framework.

Participants must:
Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills and
have the ability to read, hear and write English. Reasonable adjustment can be made, so please contact us to discuss options.
Your Rights and Responsibilities

It is a requirement of the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) that students be made aware of their rights and responsibilities prior to enrolling into any of our training courses at New Horizons Safety and Training Services.
Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Participant Information Handbook.

Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier prior to the commencement of the course ( to register)

Recognised Prior Learning
If you feel you have the required skills, past experience or qualifications that should be recognised as part of this program, then please mention this to our friendly staff to discuss your options

Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for units/qualifications that can be identified as equivalent in content. Please discuss this option upon enrolment if you feel your learning outcome can be matched with a current unit or qualification you may already hold.

Study Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Low Voltage / CPR course, further study pathways for participants include completing or updating their First Aid certificate and depending on the industry in which they are interested, the White Card or Generic Induction (S11) may be required.

This information is a generic recommendation of related study options, if you are unsure of your training requirements, please contact your potential or current employer. For further information, or advice, please contact our friendly staff on 07 4927 0666 or via email at

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188 East Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
PO Box 9938, Frenchville Qld 4701

Ph: (07) 4927 0666 | Fax: (07) 4927 0699

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