Course Details

Entry to Electrical Stations Initial


Essential Energy limits access to work in or near our Electrical Stations. This course serves as initial training and authorisation to enter electrical stations including zone substations, pad-mounts or ground type substations. 


  • Enrolment into Entry workshops is dependant on successful application for Authorisation, with refresher training required every 2 years.

This course addresses the underpinning knowledge and outlines the responsibilities of people who are authorised to enter Essential Energy Electrical Stations.

6 hours

Specific workshop location information is available in the enrolment information section below.

There is no charge associated with this workshop.

Participants are required to bring their ID, a pen and personal protective equipment to the course:
  • Work clothes, work boots,safety helmet (less than 2 years old), high visibility clothing or vest.
  • No open shoes are permitted.
  • Participants who are not appropriately attired may be asked to leave the training venue.
To become authorised a person must have successfully completed this course including demonstrating required safe work practices, and the ability to identify and minimise risks whilst in these environments.

Cancellations must be received five working days prior to workshop or applicable charges may apply. Essential Energy reserves the right to reschedule any course if insufficient enrolments are received.
Workshops may be cancelled up to 4 weeks prior. Should this occur, participants will be notified. Essential Energy will not be held liable for any claims arising from course cancellation.

Please note catering is not supplied.

Target Audience:

People undertaking this course must:
  • Work for a business that has a contractual arrangement with Essential Energy to carry out work inside electrical stations, and
  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy, and numeracy to be able to read instructions, fill out forms, and communicate with Systems Control.
Note: Entry into Category A electrical stations will require electrically unqualified persons to be inducted into that site by an Essential Energy person before they will be authorised for that particular station. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • This course addresses the underpinning knowledge and outlines the responsibilities of people who are authorised to enter our electrical stations

Learning Methods:

  • Awareness and information session with online assessment and practical components.

Program Benefits:

  • Authorised to access Essential Energy Electrical Stations


  • General awareness/emergencies
  • Types of zone substation
  • Conditions of entry
  • Responsibilities
  • Barriers
  • Live equipment and clearances
  • Step and touch potential
  • Battery rooms/chargers
  • Equipment failure/environmental issues

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