Course Details

Working Near Powerlines Refresher


This Course is not currently available.
This training is designed to Refresh participants knowledge and awareness of risks, and protect the health and safety of persons working near overhead power lines and associated electrical apparatus.  


The SafeWork NSW Code of Practice aims to protect the health and safety of persons by managing the risks associated with work near overhead powerlines (WNP) and includes references to the legislative obligations of persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), officers, and workers who are required to work in close proximity to overhead powerlines.

½ day (8:00 am - 12:30 pm)

FEES (GST is not payable on course fees).
$2500 for private course

Invoices will be sent to participants after completion of the course.

Participants require appropriate technology to access the workshop materials online.

If previous training was conducted by an organisation other than Essential Energy, copies of each participants’ OHS card and previous certification must accompany application.

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:

Participants undertaking this course must hold a current SafeWork NSW OHS Induction for Construction Work General Authorisation or equivalent.
Requests for Initial training must have a current copy attached for each nomination.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Preparation to work safely near live overhead power lines as a non electrical worker
  • Carry out the work safely near live overhead power lines as a non electrical worker
  • Complete the work safely near overhead power lines as non electrical worker
  • Emergency response procedures including CPR

Learning Methods:

  • Competency assessments are completed as part of the course and are based on practical/oral and written assessments.

Program Benefits:

  • Once successfully completed, participants will receive an updated identification card that is recognised in NSW for a period of 12 months. This will enable workers to be able to work to reduced clearances in accordance with the WNP Code.


  • Basic electricity
  • The power system
  • Electric shock – effects and prevention
  • How to determine voltage levels of electrical apparatus
  • Application of safe approach distances
  • Rescue and escape in an electrical situation
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  • WorkCover requirements
  • Safe working practices

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