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Electrical - servicing the Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) sectors

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  • How we can help

    Building a safe and sustainable electrical industry together

    Energy transformation is occurring globally, and major themes driving business decisions include utility grid modernization, system hardening, renewable generation expansion and integration, electrification, communications and outsourcing.

    Our goal is to support you to develop and maintain a competent workforce; operate with safe and consistent work practices; and meet regulatory compliance and audit readiness.

  • Learning and Development Consulting

    We have expertise in delivering competency consulting across the ESI from line workers to control room operators working in complex and high consequence environments. RelyOn brings a wealth of industry expertise and learning and development experience to any Training Needs Analysis (TNA) conducted for our clients.
    A Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is a review of learning and development needs within an organisation. It considers the knowledge, skill and behaviours that people need and how to develop them effectively. In order to deliver appropriate and effective training which meets the needs of individuals and the organisation, and represent value for money, a TNA is essential.  TNA can cover organisation wide training needs including future skill requirements, role or task-based TNA to define specific training related to the role or task. The TNA process establishes a benchmark of required knowledge, skills and behaviour required at specific levels which can then be used to assess gaps and identify required training pathways.
    We will work closely with our clients to ensure the TNA process is properly scoped to meet their needs. Our experts will conduct information gathering sessions and then undertake detailed analysis. 

  • Engineering and Technical Consulting

    Technical engineering consulting can include high and low voltage electrical safety rules, technical documentation, arc flash calculations and reports, switching instructions, asset management and maintenance plans, engineering systems audits and investigations, power quality management and protection studies. Our electrical engineers and High Voltage subject matter experts support local and multi-national entities in developing electrical processes and procedures to enhance safety and performance. For industrial scale electrical environments, we provide comprehensive advice for managing High Voltage and Low Voltage plant. Our multi-country team has extensive knowledge of the Electricity Supply Industry, transmission and distribution networks, renewable technologies, rail networks, data centres and large-scale electrical infrastructure projects. 

  • EXPERTise 2.0

    Driving a competent and capable workforce

    EXPERTise 2.0 is an innovative online tool, that quickly assesses and establishes the technical capability of people performing high consequence roles across the energy industry.

    A product of a decade of University research and industry trials, EXPERTise targets specific operational contexts and comparing performance of technical capabilities against a representative database, EXPERTise provides evidence-based, reportable outcomes that informs training effectiveness, upskilling programs, organisational baselines, team selection, and ensures equitable recruitment decisions.

    Designed specifically for various roles such as power systems controllers, field and substation high voltage switching operations and wind farm technicians, this diagnostic tool, called EXPERTise 2.0, has been crafted over 15 years, by organisational psychologists at Macquarie University. It has undergone rigorous testing both in laboratory and real-world environments, demonstrating a relationship between higher performance on EXPERTise 2.0 and improved operational performance, along with reduced mental workload.

    Key features of the EXPERTise 2.0 include:

    • Enables targeted, personalsed training programs- this means that training can be focused on where your workforce needs it most
    • Assists in upskillingfrom within your workforce
    • Detailed Reports: The tool generates comprehensive reports based on established 'norms', providing insights into an individual's expected expertise level given their experience.
    • Strengths and Development Areas:It offers opportunities to identify areas of strength and areas for further development, helping individuals optimise their skills.
    • Individual and Organisational Evaluations: The tool provides reports at the organisational level, providing valuable insights into proficiency and helping organisations support the development of diagnostic expertise.
    • Multi-purpose Application: EXPERTise 2.0 serves a wide array of purposes, including selection, evaluating training outcomes and conducting assessments.

    Additionally, this tool opens doors for assessing organisational capabilities and diagnostic expertise, providing invaluable insights for organisations seeking improvement and development.

    How does it work?

    Our approach is to assess "markers" of technical skill using a series of carefully curated scenarios that combine to build a profile. These markers include the capability to:

    1. Recognise task-related conditions
    2. Associate different task-related conditions
    3. Prioritise information acquisition to explain task-related conditions
    4. Identify task-related conditions
    5. Discriminate relevant from non-relevant issues in responding to task-related conditions.

    EXPERTise uses a database of de-identified real-world performance from experienced practicioners (for a defined role) that establishes a baseline against which to assess individuals. This provides an evidence-based evaluation of a candidate’s performance. As the database is constantly updating its benchmarks, it retains accurate markers for contemporary use.

    How is it used?

    We are deploying EXPERTise as an online diagnostic tool. Candidates access the platform and follow the prompts to complete a series of evaluations and tasks. Each evaluation has been developed and tested by industry to ensure realistic and relevant scenarios.

    EXPERTise develops a report of individual performance against the tasks. This involves detailed text reports that augment graphs describing the performance of the candidate. These comprehensive reports based on established 'norms', provide insights into an individual's expected expertise level given their experience.

    Initially, RelyOn will incorporate EXPERTise into its High Voltage training programs for participants undertaking switching in the field, substations and wind farms. It will also be used to support safety training initiatives, enabling educators to target specific areas for development. Additionally, where organisations want to establish benchmarking and insights for seeking improvement and development, Thomson Bridge will provide a consulting service.