(1) In this
danger zone means anywhere that —
within 0.5 metres of a live insulated overhead power line or aerial bundled
conductor line of a voltage of not more than 1 000 volts; or
within 1.0 metre of a live uninsulated overhead power line of a voltage of not
more than 1 000 volts; or
within 3.0 metres of a live overhead power line, whether insulated or not, of
a voltage exceeding 1 000 volts but not more than 33 000 volts;
within 6.0 metres of a live overhead power line, whether insulated or not, of
a voltage exceeding 33 000 volts;
overhead power line means an overhead line for the
transmission of electrical energy.
(2) Subject to
subregulation (3), without limiting clause 2.5.5 of AS/NZS 3012, a
person who, at a workplace, is an employer, the main contractor, a
self‑employed person or a person having control of the workplace must
ensure that an employee or any plant or material used or controlled by an
employee does not enter the danger zone of an overhead power line.
Penalty: the regulation 1.16 penalty.
(3) A person does not
commit an offence under subregulation (2) if, proof of which is on the
overhead power line has been adequately insulated and effectively cordoned off
to protect the safety of persons or otherwise made safe, as the case requires;
employee is authorised to carry out electrical work under the
Electricity Act 1945 .
[Regulation 3.64 inserted: Gazette
17 Dec 1999 p. 6232‑3; amended: Gazette
14 Dec 2004 p. 6018; 28 Nov 2008 p. 5031.]