Chorus WTC 5 – Working At Height

To meet Chorus’ minimum standards for Health and Safety related competency for workers. This course covers the requirements to protect any person working at height with the risk of falling and causing injury.

Recommended for

Any persons required to hold Chorus WTC 5 working at height (not on the overhead network.)

Note: Day 1 also meets the unit standard requirements for WTC 1

Course Objectives

  • Knowledge of the hazards associated with working at heights
  • Preparation for working at heights and control of hazards
  • Selection and use of climbing and rigging equipment
  • Necessary requirements of SM-EI and NZECP34
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Using a safety harness for personal fall protection
  • Following a rescue plan

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
Use, install and disestablish proprietary fall arrest
systems when working at height
Use a safety harness for personal fall prevention when working at height
Rescue from an electrical structure OR
Employ height safety equipment in the workplace

Course info


Available nationwide upon request

Maximum 8 attendees

Duration and cost
  • 4 day full course – $8,300
  • 2 day refresher – $4,500
Webinar option
  • 1/2 day – $300 per person

*All costs excluding GST

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