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Cabling rules have changed – are your skills up to date?

The CPRs regulate the cabling industry and ensure that minimum cabling requirements are in place to promote safety and maintain network integrity.

The ACMA has amended the cabling arrangements to ensure all cabling providers have the necessary skills to perform specialised cabling work for the current and emerging customer cabling environment.

some of CPRs major requirements are:

  • all customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler
  • depending on the cabling work performed, cablers must obtain either an Open, Restricted or Lift registration that meets the ACMA’s training competency requirements
  • telecommunications cabling is adequately separated or segregated from electrical cabling to avoid creating a dangerous situation

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What’s changing?

Cabling providers undertaking broadband, structured, optical-fibre or co-axial cabling work must have the training competencies relevant to this specialised cabling work. The new competencies only apply to you if you’re undertaking relevant specialised cabling work within customer premises.

The new competency requirements apply from 1 July 2012. Existing cabling providers who install those specialised cables, but who have not already attained the additional competencies, will have a two-year transition period to attain those competencies.

These need to be obtained by 30 June 2014 – not a lot of time left so give us a call to book into our upcoming courses and get your qualifications up to date!