No Go Zones and working around powerlines
In response to electricity-related deaths and accidents on work sites and farms, 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:
- Distribution overhead powerlines
- Transmission overhead powerlines
- Underground assets
- Building near powerlines
- Working near powerlines for non-electrical workers
Who is my power company?
To determine which power company is responsible for the power poles in your area, visit DELWP and enter your address to view maps of the distributor areas.
Below are the contact details for each of the five Victorian power companies and web pages with their Working Near Powerlines information.
Phone: 1300 360 795
Phone: 131 626
Powercor / CitiPower
Powercor: 132 206
CitiPower: 1300 301 101
Phone: 1300 131 689
Follow the links below for more information No Go Zones.
If you have questions about No Go Zones or working around powerlines, contact our Safety Outcomes Assurance team on (03) 9203 9700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.