Powerco Network Safety Induction

This course covers the corporate values and health and safety commitment for each of the distribution networks. The training curriculum is designed to provide employees, contractors, and sub-contractors, with an understanding of their health and safety commitment, network configuration, hazards you may encounter and access/emergency communication protocols.

Recommended for

Any persons wishing to enter or work in restricted areas, this includes working on poles or near the electrical asset.

Course Objectives

  • An understanding of the Electricity Distribution Network
  • Competency requirements and Certification
  • Safety Manuals – Electricity Industry (SM-EI)
  • Network Owner/Company Procedures
  • Hazards associated with network equipment
  • Individual Safety Behaviours
  • Health and Safety
  • Selection, and use of electrical safety equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Minimum Approach Distances
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Special Work Locations
  • Equipment in distress
  • Permit Area Principles
  • Tools, ladder, and other equipment near live conductors
  • Communication and Network control
  • Entry and Exit Protocols
  • Equipment Identification

Course info


Available nationwide

Maximum 15 attendees

Duration and cost


  • Cost up to 10 attendees – $2,340 + GST
  • Additional attendee – $234 pp
  • Duration: 8 hours including substation visit

Part A ONLY:

  • Cost up to 10 attendees – $1950 + GST
  • Additional attendee – $234 pp
  • Duration: 5 hours

Plus any travel costs if over 100km outside of Tauranga

*All costs excluding GST.

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