Working Safely Near Live Electrical Lines and Apparatus


This course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills required to work near the Ergon overhead electricity network.

Training refresher: Not required for this course.

Note: For information about becoming an Authorised Person please visit the Ergon Authorised Persons webpage.

Training Mode Face to face
Duration 8 hours
COST (ex. GST) $540 per person

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This course has no prerequisites.

7 Locations

Rocklea Rocklea Depot 103 Marshall Road, Rocklea QLD 4106
Toowoomba Building 3, Cnr South and Hampton Streets, Toowoomba QLD 4350
Maryborough 52-62 Searle Street, Maryborough QLD 4650
Rockhampton Building 8, 63 Glenmore Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4700
Mackay 23 Cemetery Road, West Mackay QLD 4740
Townsville 4-28 Hartley Street, Garbutt QLD 4814
Cairns 107-125 McLeod Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Upcoming Course Sessions

There are currently no upcoming sessions available. Please request a quote if you need to do this course.

Skills Acquired

On successful completion of this module including all prerequisites and assessments you should have these skills:

  • Apply appropriate electrical safety and technical knowledge relating to the type of work, operating plant or vehicles near overhead and underground electric lines
  • Interpret the application and intent of the Electrical Safety Code of Practice 2010 for Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines
  • Explain basic electrical concepts and the effect of electricity on the human body
  • Identify hazards that may be present and the risk management procedures required to manage the risks associated with work carried out near overhead and underground power lines
  • Identify electricity supply infrastructure assets and voltages
  • Identify the exclusion zones applicable to people, vehicles and operating plant for various power line voltages, conductor and cable types, environmental conditions and authorisation of persons
  • State the emergency planning, response and reporting procedures required in the event of an electrical incident or accident