ElectraNet owns and operates over $2.5 billion of electricity transmission assets that transport electricity over long distances and to remote areas in South Australia.


Our role

When ElectraNet introduced its new Transmission Safe Access protocols, Thomson Bridge was retained to develop a state-wide program to train workers across the 38 companies that are authorised to provide construction and maintenance services to the network owner.

These contractors include Telstra, Broadspectrum, Downer and Zinfra.

This program required the scheduling of training events for 1,600 workers located in city, regional and remote locations across the state.  We deployed an online booking system allowing for the purchase of ’tickets’ to courses for the substation, lines and communications streams. This enabled the collection of enrollment data and efficient program management.

The training was delivered as a classroom-based, instructor-led program. The assessment tools used eLearning methodologies accessed via individual electronic tablets.

The web-based enrollment and assessment tools enabled timely issuance of certificates and regular reporting to ElectraNet to enable authorisation of workers to safely access the network.

Project Details

  • Location: South Australia
  • Industry: Transmission/Substation
  • Our role: Rollout of a state-wide accreditation program for the new Transmission Network Asset Access rules
  • Outcome Thomson Bridge developed and deployed an efficient solution to the education of a large, distributed workforce within a tight timeframe. This state-wide initiative met and exceeded all the agreed project deliverables.
  • Colleen Luck – Project Coordinator - ElectraNet
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