UETDREL006 – Work Safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker


This unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined safe approach distance (SAD) near energised electrical apparatus, including electrical powerlines, for non-electrical workers.

It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined safe working zone. The defined safe working zone is that so defined by relevant state or territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, industry bi-partite bodies, guidelines/codes of practices or other related requirements for safe work and access near live electrical and mechanical apparatus.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Other conditions may apply under state and territory legislative and regulatory licencing requirements which must be confirmed prior to commencing this unit.


  • Prepare to work safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Carry out work safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Complete work safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Electricians
  • Safety observers
  • Member of an Emergency Response Team

This Unit is appropriate for those working in a operational role at worksites within:

  • Civil Construction
  • Mining
  • Drilling
  • Extractive Industries
  • General Industry and trades
  • Arborists
  • Council Workers


All participants are required to comply with site policies in relation to dress and safety when the course is not conducted at TTA. Participants should bring a pen/pencil.


This Course is open to the public and is delivered at our purpose built facility over two days. This course is conducted upon request. Course start and finish times are flexible. Participants will be facilitated in a number of ways including both practical and theory activities. Face to Face training will be under the guidance of one of our qualified and experienced trainers who hold the relevant and up to date qualifications and Vocational Education. Morning and afternoon tea/coffee and lunch are provided when delivered at TTA.


Due to the short nature of this course RPL is not offered


If you require special assistance, including language literacy, and numeracy please notify us and support services can be arranged. Students that require any special dietary requirements should contact the Academy prior to commencement of course so alternative arrangements can be made. A Student Handbook is available from this website and our office which provides students with training guidelines.  All students have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint in regard to the outcome of this unit. For further information please request a copy of our appeals & complaints procedure via administration. For further information visit our website at: www.thurgoonatraining.com.au