work safety near live electrical course

Course Description

This unit 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.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Course Content

This course includes:

  • Prepare to work safely near live electrical apparatus as non-electrical worker
  • Carry out work safely near live electrical apparatus as non-electrical worker
  • Complete work safely near live electrical apparatus as non-electrical worker



Licensing Information

Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licencing requirements which  must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum 18 years
  • Photo ID check
  • Basic command of English language
    • Reading and writing – a learner must be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts
    • Oral communication – a learner must be able to use and respond to spoken language
  • Basic ability in mathematics for formulas and load chart calculations
  • Must have necessary health and fitness to carry out duties safely
  • Successful completion of LLN skills assessment (if necessary)


On successful completion candidates will receive

  • Statement of Attainment – issued by HPA Training
  • Plastic wallet sized photo card – issued by HPA Training

Duration and Cost

  • ½- days training inclusive of assessment – HPA Training
  • $250.00

Payment Methods

Payments are either paid via an invoice (EFT or BPay) or directly through our Booking & Payment Form (by debit/credit card) on our website – via Bookings Tab (2.2% fee)

Mode of Assessment

Assessments both theory and practical will be explained to students at the commencement of the course and conducted throughout the course duration.  Some examples of assessment will be group participation, theory questions, work type activities and practical demonstrations and observations.


Training/assessment can be conducted at HPA Training Facility – 68 Cattai Road, Pitt Town NSW – Enter via 68 Airstrip Road, Pitt Town NSW or on your site providing the following requirements are met:

  • Signed agreement to train on site
  • All necessary equipment on HPA Trainings equipment list available and in good condition
  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Suitable clear operating area
  • Operational live worksite.

What to bring

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts

All equipment

Your rights and obligations

Please refer to HPA Student Handbook on our website including RPL, Language, Literacy and Numeracy support, Privacy, Refund, Complaints and Appeals and cancellation policy.

Support Services

If you have any concerns regarding your Language, Literacy & Numeracy ability please ring HPA Office and speak to one of our trainers who can advise you on what support we can offer you.