Approval to Install and Operate a Safety Management Scheme - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you operate a company that intends to establish an electricity safety management scheme. It is a form of regulation that enables the industry to improve efficiency of its operation without compromising safety.

An electricity safety management scheme is a scheme that can be offered to the electricity industry as an alternative to complying with the relevant regulations. You must be able to demonstrate that your scheme meets or is better than the safety outcomes and objectives.

There are two types of electricity safety management schemes:

  • Employer Operator Schemes where the operator is an employer of electrical workers
  • Network Operator Schemes where the operator is a network operator (for example, an electricity generator or distributor).

Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must demonstrate how your safety management scheme meets or betters the safety outcomes and objectives of the legislation through the operation and management of the scheme.

Please refer to the attached documents, and consult the responsible agency for more information.


5 years.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Your application must be lodged in the approved form and contain all information that is required by the Agency and accompanied by the required fee.

Administering agency

Energy Safe Victoria

Act(s) name

Electricity Safety Act 1998 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Safety (Management) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Electricity Safety Management Scheme
Energy Safe Victoria

Operating address:
Level 5, Building 2
4 Riverside Quay
Southbank Victoria 3006
Mailing address:
PO Box 262
Collins Street West Victoria 8007


03 9203 9700


03 9686 2197


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