ENROL NOW: New online embankment dam surveillance course
Dams Safety NSW (DSNSW) is pleased to announce the launch of our new online training course, ‘Surveillance of embankment dams - routine inspections’. The course will help NSW dam owners understand the activities involved in conducting routine visual inspections of embankment dams.
DSNSW has collaborated with TAFE NSW to deliver the three-hour online course available now on TAFE NSW’s online learning platform.
CEO of Dams Safety NSW, Chris Salkovic, said the course has been developed as a direct result of feedback from a stakeholder engagement survey to find out how the Regulator could improve its services.
“Many declared dam owners, and other stakeholders, raised the need for targeted training, particularly for small dam owners who don’t necessarily need to attend a long face-to-face training session that covers more than they require,” Mr Salkovic said.
“This non-accredited course is aimed at anyone responsible for inspecting embankment dams in NSW, but is particularly for those who inspect embankment dams declared by Dams Safety NSW.
“You’ll learn about embankment dams and how to inspect and assess them. You’ll find out about the equipment and records you need, and what to do in the unlikely event that you find signs of problems.”
It is recommended that participants have at least six months’ experience inspecting dams before attempting the course.
COURSE COST: $210
Note: After successfully completing this course, and provided you work for an organisation with a declared dam in NSW, you can choose to be assessed for competency against the National Water Training Package unit of competency 'NWPCAD011 - inspect and report on embankment dam safety', for an additional fee.
Contact Dams Safety NSW for more information about eligibility requirements for competency assessments by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.