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Code of Practice for Personnel Electrical Safety for Vegetation Control Work Near Live Powerlines - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to maintain vegetation that is near power lines.

The code details the requirements for vegetation control work carried out near the live conductors of overhead power lines and specifically covers:

  • general principles
  • general safety requirements
  • safe approach distances
  • vegetation clearance distances
  • work procedures
  • competency and authorisation
  • plant, tools and equipment.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Electricity Regulations 1947 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

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