Code of Practice for Persons Working On or Near Energised Electrical Installations - Western Australia


You will be required to follow this code if you are authorising or carrying out electrical work on or near energised electrical installations.

The code applies to all electrical work on low-voltage and high-voltage installations. It does not apply to work on extra low-voltage equipment. The code also does not apply to work done on a network operator's network but does apply to electrical installations that are not part of the network operator's network, including general power and lighting in switchyards and associated control buildings.

This code should be read alongside Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

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 can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 WA

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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General Enquiries


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
Website: EnergySafety (Opens in new window)