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Serious incidents have occurred while workers have been carrying out vegetation control work.
These incidents have resulted in:
In December 1996, new requirements were introduced for all workers paid to carry out vegetation control work (cut, trim, prune or fell trees and vegetation) near live overhead power lines (refer to Regulation 316A of the Electricity Act Regulations 1947).
If any vegetation or worker or any tool, equipment or vehicle used by that worker is likely to come within the "danger zone" of live overhead power lines, the worker must:
Properly trained workers are workers who are trained:
Persons trained in electrical linework by Western Power are deemed to have been trained to the satisfaction of the Director of Energy Safety.
The Tree Guild of WA (Inc) has been approved by the Director of Energy Safety to carry out training in vegetation control work.
For further information contact:
The Tree Guild of WA:
Telephone (08) 9351 5804
Facsimile (08) 9350 5147
Other training providers (including those from other states) will be approved provided they demonstrate that:
For further information, contact the Principal Engineer Electricity Supply, Building and Energy, telephone (08) 6251 1900.