Code of Practice for Vegetation Worker Electrical Safety

This code details the requirements for vegetation control work carried out near the live conductors of overhead power lines and is to be read in conjunction with Electricity Regulations 1947 Regulation 316A.

The code has been developed to ensure the safety of the general public and workers cutting trees near power lines.
Specific areas covered are:

  • General principles
  • General safety requirements
  • Safe approach distances
  • Vegetation clearances
  • Work procedures
  • Competency and authorisation
  • Plant, tools and equipment
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