UETTDREL14 – Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker


This course covers compliance with working safely up to the defined safe approach distance (SAD) near energised electrical apparatus, including electrical powerlines, for non-electrical workers. It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined safe working zone. The defined safe working zone is that so defined by relevant state or territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, industry bi-partite bodies, guidelines/codes of practices or other related requirements for safe work and access near live electrical and mechanical apparatus.


  • Identify and address hazards associated with electrical apparatus
  • Safe approach distances
  • Basic safety principles for work on electrical works
  • Facilitate emergency procedures and activities
  • Use of work permits and/or authorisation permits


1 DAY Dependent on the number of participants and student aptitude


  • You must have basic communication, literacy, numeracy skills and understand and speak the English language that enables the safe performance of Spotting
  • You must provide, on the 1st day of training:
  • two (2) forms of identification, one (1) must include a photo
  • Wear comfortable and practical clothing and workbooks. (safety boots preferred)
  • Tea & Coffee is provided
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the commencement of training
  • All course participants will be provided with a student information book detailing their rights and responsibilities

An assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of training in both practical and theory components. Competency based assessment practical component requires the participant to successfully complete a series of requested tasks under observation of the assessor: the assessor will then determine a judgement of competency. The knowledge component consists of a written assessment. During the assessment, if the assessor believes your response requires further information or is incorrect, you will be asked further questions to determine the level of your understanding.

All courses require a position holding deposit of 50%. Applicants will be advised of the amount at the time of the booking. Payment for the balance is required prior to the final assessment being conducted. On receipt of payment, you will be provided with a student information book. Corporate clients will be forwarded an authority to invoice on the term of a 14-day account unless prior arrangements have been made.

Facilities include Credit Card, EFTPOS, Cheque or Cash.

In the event of cancellation or withdrawal from this course, a minimum of 72 hours’ notice is mandatory. 10% of the deposit will be retained by 1 Stop Driving School for administration fees, the remainder of the deposit will be returned to the original payer. Dependent upon circumstances students may be offered an alternative date for training. There is no charge for a student to transfer to an alternative date, provided 72 hours’ notice has been provided. In the event 1 Stop Driving School is not notified of the cancellation and the student does not attend training, the full course fee may be applicable, the student agreement form specifies that the student/client is liable for full course fees upon non-attendance.

In the event 1 Stop Driving School cancel the training course, and is not rescheduling, a full refund will be returned to the original payer.

This course can provide an extension in Job Pathways in the fields of electricity/telecommunications/gas/water industries.