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.

This code provides electrical safety information that will enable workers to assess whether it is safe to carry out work relating to pruning, cutting, maintaining or trimming vegetation that is near power lines and carry out that activity in a way that is safe for themselves, other workers and the general public. It specifies the minimum standards required for mobile plant, tools and equipment used in vegetation management work near live overhead power lines.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

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 Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

Contact details

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Electrical and Gas General Enquiries

Building and Energy

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 08 6251 1900
Website: Building and Energy (Opens in new window)