Activities near power lines
Do you work near power lines or other electrical installations? Or are you planning such operations? If so, you need to understand associated electrical dangers and how to ensure the work is carried out safely.

Technical information

Course name : Activities near power lines
Course manual : Digital
Type : E-learning
Duration : 50 minutes
Language: English
Provider: Trainor

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.


Participants will acquire necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to work safely in the proximity of power lines, reducing the possibility of accidents, injuries and loss of life and avoiding damage to equipment and the power grid.

Target group

Professionals working/planning to work near power lines and other electrical installations, or those planning such operations.

Subjects covered in the course

Electrical installations

  • Where are the hazards?
  • Power lines
  • High-voltage installations

Electrical hazards

  • Forces in action in the high-voltage grid
  • When machinery and trees touch power lines

Safety at the workplace

  • The grid company operations centre
  • Working closer than 30 metres from an electrical installation
  • Safety distance
  • Safety Supervisor – responsibility and authority
  • Safety Observer
  • Re-energising power lines

When disaster has struck

  • Reporting an incident or accident
  • Fallen power lines

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