Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines guidance material

The General guide for working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines provides information on how to manage risks when working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines at a workplace. This Guide is supported by:

  • specific guides for:
    • operating cranes and mobile plant near overhead electric lines
    • working near low voltage overhead electric lines near structures
    • transporting high loads near overhead electric lines
  • information sheets on:
    • scaffolding work near overhead electric lines
    • tree and vegetation management near overhead electric lines
    • agricultural work near overhead electric lines
    • working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines
  • other relevant material includes:
    • Definitions for working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines
    • Electricity Supply Authorities contact details
    • Electricity Regulators contact details and
    • Incidents and scenarios – case studies.

The contact list for Electricity Regulators has been updated. An amendments table advising the changes that were made along with the previous document versions is available here.

The word ‘should’ is used in these documents to indicate a recommended course of action, while ‘may’ is used to indicate an optional course of action.

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ indicate that a legal requirement exists in the WHS laws and must be complied with.

(These documents were published without all accessibility requirements for electronic documents met. Accessible word and PDF versions that meet all accessibility requirements are now available. These versions replace the previous ‘inaccessible’ versions.)

Publication Information

Topic: Electrical
Type: Guidance material
Industry: General
Publication Date: 4/07/2014

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zip 01. All Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines guidance materialzip19.99 MB
978-1-74361-757-1docx 02. General guide for working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric linesdocx6.24 MB
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978-1-74361-768-7docx 03. Electricity regulatorsdocx685.13 kB
978-1-74361-768-7pdf 03. Electricity regulatorspdf115.17 kB
978-1-74361-768-7docx 04. Electricity supply authoritiesdocx685.00 kB
978-1-74361-768-7pdf 04. Electricity supply authoritiespdf137.48 kB
978-1-74361-768-7docx 05. Incidents and scenarios case studiesdocx684.68 kB
978-1-74361-768-7pdf 05. Incidents and scenarios case studiespdf124.54 kB
978-1-74361-765-6docx 06. Guide for working near low voltage overhead electric lines near structuresdocx1.98 MB
978-1-74361-764-9pdf 06. Guide for working near low voltage overhead electric lines near structurespdf307.80 kB
978-1-74361-763-2docx 07. Guide for operating cranes and mobile plant near overhead electric linesdocx2.81 MB
978-1-74361-762-5pdf 07. Guide for operating cranes and mobile plant near overhead electric linespdf493.91 kB
978-1-74361-753-3docx 08. Guide for transporting high loads near overhead electric linesdocx798.54 kB
978-1-74361-752-6pdf 08. Guide for transporting high loads near overhead electric linespdf303.53 kB
978-1-74361-767-0docx 09. Agricultural work near overhead electric lines information sheetdocx1.64 MB
978-1-74361-766-3pdf 09. Agricultural work near overhead electric lines information sheetpdf228.39 kB
978-1-74361-755-7docx 10. Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines information sheetdocx1.78 MB
978-1-74361-754-0pdf 10. Working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric lines information sheetpdf346.68 kB
978-1-74361-761-8docx 11. Scaffolding work near overhead electric lines information sheet docx3.70 MB
978-1-74361-760-1pdf 11. Scaffolding work near overhead electric lines information sheetpdf775.49 kB
978-1-74361-759-5docx 12. Tree and vegetation management near overhead electric lines information sheetdocx2.02 MB
978-1-74361-758-8pdf 12. Tree and vegetation management near overhead electric lines information sheetpdf276.00 kB
978-1-74361-768-7docx 13. Definitions for working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric linesdocx679.61 kB
978-1-74361-768-7pdf 13. Definitions for working in the vicinity of overhead and underground electric linespdf100.01 kB

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