Permits

For the health and safety of our crews, communities and network you may need to complete a site visit or apply for a permit to work before performing certain types of work.

Accidental contact with powerlines can cause electrocution death or serious injury.  But these types of incidents are preventable.

CitiPower and Powercor support the Energy Safe Victoria ‘Look Up and Live’ campaign which is a great reminder that powerlines are part of our landscape.

Sometimes you don’t even notice they are there.  With the sun in your eyes, trees obscuring your vision or other activities distracting attention, you may not see how close you are to powerlines.

When you are operating equipment near our electricity assets, our permits detail the conditions and methods you must adhere to in order to carry out the proposed work on site safely.

For special requests which require more tailored information, follow the quick links below.

If a permit to work is granted, you will be responsible for ensuring that a copy of this permit is always on site in either digital or hard copy form. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all members of your work crews are briefed on the conditions of the permit to work.

To request or renew a permit to work, or advise us when your permitted works have been completed, go to our mySupply portal.

Look Up and Live

Whether you are a farmer using heavy machinery with long booms or a civil contractor or builder relying on big deliveries, high scaffolds or even hand-held machinery, then you need to be aware of electrical clearance zones.

Risks are caused by not only direct contact with overhead electrical assets but also metal objects coming within clearance zones that electrical currents can arc across.

Take extra care if your work involves:

  • Using tall machinery such as cranes or augers
  • Driving high vehicles
  • Raising the tipper tray of trucks
  • Raising equipment such as irrigation pipes overhead
  • Climbing on top of machinery or storage silos

For more safety tips visit: ESV Look Up and Live

No Go Zones

No Go Zones are designed to keep workers and the public a safe distance from electrical assets. Contractors must apply for permits for any work that needs to take place within a No Go Zone.

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High load transport

High loads greater than 4.6 metres have the potential to damage power assets and put drivers and the public at risk, so it’s important to plan for high load transportation by plotting a safe route and applying for the correct permits.

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High voltage isolation

Find out which permits you’ll need for any work that requires isolation from the network.

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