Entry to Electrical Stations Initial
Essential Energy limits access to work in or near our Electrical Stations to suitably trained and authorised persons. This course serves as initial training covering all electrical stations including zone substations, pad-mounts and ground type substations. Refresher training required every 2 years.
- Enrolment into Entry workshops is dependant on successful application for Authorisation.
This course addresses the underpinning knowledge and outlines the responsibilities of people who are authorised to enter Essential Energy Electrical Stations.
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.
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.
- This course addresses the underpinning knowledge and outlines the responsibilities of people who are authorised to enter our electrical stations
- Awareness and information session with online assessment and practical components.
- Authorised to access Essential Energy Electrical Stations
- General awareness/emergencies
- Types of zone substation
- Conditions of entry
- Live equipment and clearances
- Step and touch potential
- Battery rooms/chargers
- Equipment failure/environmental issues