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Distribution overhead powerlines – No Go Zones

Distribution 01

Distribution overhead powerlines range in voltage from 240V up to 66,000V (66kV).

Distribution overhead lines includes electrical overhead lines for traction assets such as trains and trams.

Distribution 02

No Go Zones for power poles

  1. For work outside 6.4m from overhead power lines no specific requirements are established other than those described in established regulation, primarily the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007.
  2. For any work between 3.0m and 6.4m from an overhead power line, a registered spotter is required. This is known as the Spotter Zone.
  3. For any work within 3.0m from an overhead power line, permission from the relevant network operator is required.

To read more about “Look Up and Live” visit our Campaign pages. To obtain stickers, brochures and educational DVDs from ESV go to our Merchandise page.

Further information

Further information and exclusions to the above conditions apply and can be found on the WorkSafe and its guide to No Go Zones – Framework for undertaking work near overhead and underground assets.

For information about clearances to buildings from overhead powerlines read our Building design near overhead powerlines brochure.