Thomson Bridge is an industry leader in the provision of tailored training, technical design and advisory services to transmission and distribution networks owners and the large and small Contractors who service these networks across the country. We have built our profile in this marketplace by recruiting experienced network professionals who are knowledgeable, flexible, and committed to the safety of everyone who works to build, operate and maintain these electricity networks.
Our Subject Matter Experts bring decades of experience of working with electrical networks in Lines, Substations and Control Rooms. They have deep knowledge, and an ability to communicate and demonstrate safety leadership. They are skilled practitioners who have held key and senior roles across multiple network companies including Ausnet, TransGrid, ElectraNet, Essential Energy, ErgonEnergy and PowerLink. They want to pass on to new generations of transmission and distribution workers how to assess hazards, determine and evaluate risks and implement safety protections.
We offer a range of training and consulting services to support best practice in transmission and distribution work environments. Our objective is that workers in substations, climbing towers or poles, stringing lines or switching in person or remotely always have the right skills, authorisations and support to stay safe and do the job well.
Short Courses and Qualifications
Our Short Courses and Qualifications include:
High and Low Voltage - Live Line, Electrical Safe Access, Network and Field Operator switching, Electrical Supply Industry Authorisations and Permits to Work
Compliance and fit for work training – including First Aid, CPR, Emergency Response Electrical Safety Rules, LV Release, Pole Top, EWP and Tower Rescue.
Qualifications - pathways to achieve a range of Certificate III qualifications in Transmission, Distribution, Cable Jointing.
Workforce compliance solutions
We provide a comprehensive solution for Contractors to manage their training and authorisation records to meet the compliance needs of Australia's Network Owners. Our platform stores and measures your workers' records against each Network's training matrix and enables easy upload to Pegasus and other pre-qualification platforms. Our Bridge online platform is customisable for the management of training, induction and licensing records which are easily displayed on PC, tablet or phone App.
Development of policies and procedures for electrical safe access
High voltage and low voltage operating procedures
Development of work instructions
Reviews of Electrical Safety Rules and operating procedures
Skills audits of personnel who are required to hold electrical authorisations
Emergency response procedures
Arc flash studies and reports
Micro video production
Our boutique Film and Production crew, together with our Electrical Subject Matter Experts, create short videos to capture key information about Network plant, procedures and convey desired human behavious. These digital assets are brief, 1 to 3 minute films. They work to the concept that “less is more”, and are clear, concise without unnecessary embellishments.
The transmission and distribution sectors are undergoing significant transformation. Many networks are restructuring and outsourcing operations and maintenance activities resulting in many workers seeking to upgrade skills for new jobs. The transmission sector will experience a boom during the next 10 years resulting in forecast skills shortages. Also in scarce supply, are Cable Jointers who are in demand as electrical infrastructure is increasingly moved from overhead to underground. We've included some case studies to illustrate Thomson Bridge's involvement in collaborating with industry and creating opportunities for workers to establish and expand their skills in the Transmission and Distribution sectors.