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No Go Zones and working around powerlines

No Go Zones

In response to electricity-related deaths and accidents on work sites, ESV has taken a lead role in establishing a “best practice” approach for mechanical plant and equipment such as mobile cranes, tipping trucks, concrete pumping machines, scaffolding and elevated work platforms being operated in near overhead powerlines.

This initiative, known as the “No Go Zone” (NGZ) involved the development, introduction and communication of a consistent set of rules when working near overhead power lines.

The No Go Zone rules describe minimum safety requirements that are dependent on the distance between overhead powerlines and the work being performed.

The following pages provide information about No Go Zones for:

Who is my power company?

To determine which power company is responsible for the power poles in your area visit Earth Resources where you can enter your address and view maps of the distributer areas.

Below are the contact details for each of the five Victorian power companies and webpages with their Working Near Powerlines information.

AusNet Services

Phone: 1300 360 795
Website: click here

Jemena

Phone: 1300 131 871
Website: click here

Powercor / CitiPower

Powercor: 13 22 06
CitiPower: 1300 301 101
Website: click here

United Energy:

Phone: 1300 131 689
Website: click here

Further information

To read more about No Go Zones and Look Up and Live visit our Campaign pages. To obtain stickers, brochures and educational DVDs from ESV, head to our Merchandise page.

Alternatively, visit Worksafe and access their information on No Go Zones.

Contact us

If you have questions about No Go Zones or working around powerlines, contact our Regulatory assurance and work practices team on (03) 9203 9700.