COMPANY OVERVIEW

BENCHMARK Power is a Training and Consultancy company. It commenced operations in February 1995 to provide the Electricity Supply Industry in Australia, Asia and the Pacific with a totally independent and comprehensive consultancy and training service primarily in, but not limited to distribution High Voltage Live Line.

BENCHMARK Power is a Registered Training Organisation within the National Training Framework with a registration to deliver the following Certificate IV Units of Competency for HV Live Line from UET09 Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector National Training Package.

The company has 4 experienced Live Line Lineworkers as full time employees, who are all accredited Workplace Assessors and Trainers and authorised Live Line Auditors.

The combined Live Line experience of the 4 trainers is in excess of 90 years. This technical expertise coupled with an average of 13 years training experience per trainer enables the company to confidently offer a range of diverse services.


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


COMPANY STRUCTURE AND PROFILES

BENCHMARK Power’s human resources number six in total which consist of two working directors and four full time employees.

We strongly believe that it is only through this combination of working directors and full time employees that we can confidently guarantee the quality and consistency of our training, assessment and consultancy services.

A brief overview of the industry experience and background of our team follows:

 

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Rick Jones
Managing Director

Rick has 34 years experience in the Electricity Supply Industry in the areas of distribution system construction, Live Line maintenance and management. Rick’s most recent role prior to forming BENCHMARK Power was that of Live Line Systems Manager for Energex (formerly SEQEB). Rick has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management and Logistics Management and is also a qualified Electrical Fitter Mechanic, Glove & Barrier and Stick Live Line Lineworker. Rick is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


John Robinson

Field Operations Manager

John has 37 years experience in the Electricity Supply Industry, with the last 25 years being exclusively involved in Live Line processes. He was the Team Leader of the Maroochydore Live Line Team from 1978 until 1987 when he was appointed Energex’s Live Line Officer. As Field Operations Manager and Director, John can draw upon his extensive field experience and knowledge of Live Line construction and maintenance processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sandra Michalkow
Office Manager

Sandra has 31 years experience as a Word Processor, Desktop Publisher with international engineering companies and electricity distribution authorities. Her responsibilities include the day to day operations of BENCHMARK Power’s offices and control of quality assurance processes. During the past 2 years Sandra has been utilised by leading Australian Electrical Authorities to desktop publish Procedural Manuals, Training Packages and Log Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Peter Franks
Live Line Coordinator

Peter has a total of 31 years experience in the electricity supply industry in Australia. He has gained a broad range of experience through his work in construction and maintenance in the sub transmission and distribution systems. Peter is qualified to perform Live Line Stick methods on voltages up to 132kV and Glove and Barrier methods up to 33kV.

Peter has 19 years of Live Line experience working for Energex in Queensland. Peter joined BENCHMARK Power in 2004 after a short working experience in the United States of America as foreman. Peter holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessing and Training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Terry Morris
Live Line Coordinator

Terry has a total of 36 years experience in the electricity supply industry in Australia. He has gained a broad range of experience through his work in construction and maintenance in the sub transmission and distribution systems. Terry is Electrical Fitter and Mechanic, and is also qualified to perform Live Line Stick methods on voltages up to 132kV and Glove and Barrier methods up to 33kV.

Terry has 19 years of Live Line experience working for Ergon Energy in Queensland (formerly Wide Bay Burnett Electricity Board). Terry joined BENCHMARK Power in 2004 from Ergon’s training arm ISES. He is a Certificate IV Workplace Assessor and Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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