Chorus WTC 3 – Overhead Network

To meet Chorus’ minimum standards for Health and Safety related competency for workers. This course will cover the requirements for work involving access to any pole, including work near a low voltage electrical overhead network and installation of overhead telecommunications equipment.

Recommended for

Any person required to hold Chorus WTC 3.

Course Objectives

  • An understanding of the Electricity Supply Network
  • Health and Safety
  • Hazard Management
  • Minimum Approach Distances
  • Necessary requirements of NZECP34
  • Necessary requirements of SM-EI
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Preparation for working at heights and control of hazards
  • Carry out pre-climbing inspection
  • Selection and use of climbing equipment

NZQA Unit Standards

Use personal protection equipment within an electricity network environment
Identify electricity systems in preparation for work
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply health and safety in the electricity supply environment
Climb and work on electricity network structures
Carry out a rescue from an electrical structure 
Employ height safety equipment in the workplace
Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height
Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height.
Only required if proprietary fall arrest systems used

Course info


Available nationwide upon request

Duration and cost
  • 4 day full course incl. 15757 – $8,300 Max 8
  • 3 day full course excl. 15757 – $6,200 Max 8
  • 2 day refresher incl. 15757 – $4,500 Max 8
  • 1 day refresher excl. 15757 – $3,400 Max 10
Webinar option
  • 1/2 day excl. 15757 – $280 per person
  • 1/2 day incl. 15757 – $300 per person

*All costs excluding GST

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