Australian Standard AS 3891.2 Air Navigation - Cables and their Supporting Structures - Marking and Safety Requirements - Marking of Overhead Cables for Planned Low-level Flying Operations - Western Australia


You may require this standard if you are an electricity network operator and intend to

  • design
  • construct
  • commission
  • operate
  • maintain
  • decommission an electricity network involving overhead wires.

This standard sets out requirements for the permanent and temporary marking of overhead cables and their supporting structures to warn pilots of low flying aircraft involved in intentional and legal low-level flying operations (for example crop dusting, ballooning, power line inspection or aerial mustering) about the presence of the cables and structure.

Complying with this standard is not mandatory. However, if you can show that you complied with the provisions of this standard then that will be regarded as evidence that you have met your obligation to carry out electrical work safely.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 WA

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6251 1900
Fax: 08 6251 1901
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