Codes of Practice

The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

NOTE : The following model Codes of Practice have been finalised for implementation under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety.

Codes of Practice

Low voltage overhead service lines (Draft)

This Guide provides information on managing the risks of unauthorised persons working near low voltage overhead service lines near structures and buildings.  For example:

  • „„ painting or maintenance work
  • „„ erecting scaffolding
  • „„ operating motor vehicles e.g. concrete trucks or furniture removal vans
  • „„ minor building work e.g. erecting a small shed, or
  • „„ other non-electrical work where there is a risk of contact with a low voltage overhead line.

Unauthorised persons are people without the relevant technical knowledge and experience of electricity transmission and distribution networks and associated electrical equipment that will not be able to identify the operating voltage of electric lines and recognise the associated dangers.

Publication Information

Topic: Low voltage overhead service lines
Type: Model Code of Practice
Industry: General
Publication Date: 04/07/2014

Publications

ISBN Title / Download File Format File Size
Guide-Low-Voltage-Overhead-Electric-Lines-Near-Structures Guide-Low-Voltage-Overhead-Electric-Lines-Near-Structures.pdf PDF 308 KB