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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..

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.)

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