Guidelines for the safety of buildings near network operator assets
The Guidelines for the safety of buildings near network operator assets are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945.
The risks and potential consequences of an electrical incident involving building encroachments too near network operator assets are significant, especially for high voltage. The danger justifies stringent safety design criteria for buildings to prevent injury to persons and major damage to electrical installations and buildings.
These guidelines have been produced to assist property owners, surveyors, planners, architects, builders and local governments to give due consideration to safe clearances from network operator overhead and underground electricity infrastructure when designing and planning buildings, signs and other structures.