Access rules to Power and Water apparatus
From 23 March 2012, all Power and Water Corporation staff and contractors will need to be authorised to work on Power and Water apparatus under a new set of Access Rules (AR).
The AR (replacing the Green Book) covers the requirements for persons to access apparatus and confined spaces and to conduct hot work in high risk areas, for or on behalf of PWC when such apparatus and confined spaces are being:
- worked on out of service;
- worked on in service; or
The AR combines the safety requirements for staff and contractors who will work on PWC apparatus, e.g. electrical, water, sewerage and gas distributions, power stations and other PWC controlled areas.
- Access to Apparatus Rules QDOC2011/60
- Access to High Voltage Procedure QDOC2011/63
- Confined Space Procedure QDOC2011/64
- Hot Work Procedure QDOC2011/67
- Tags Procedure QDOC2011/69
- Water Services Access to Apparatus Rules Procedure QDOC2012/11
- Work in the Vicinity of Apparatus Procedure QDOC2011/71
If you are a PWC contractor
Any training that may be required will need to be undertaken at cost to the contractor.
Please contact your PWC Contact Officer as soon as possible to register your staff for the training on a date best suited to you (every effort will be made to accommodate your request). Please advise your Contact Officer if your company/business works with multiple PWC Business Units.
An online training tool has been developed to assist in undertaking training.
Access Rules Training
PWC have developed an online training program to train our contractors in the AR.
Once you have registered your request will go to a PWC contact officer who will review your request for training. If the PWC contact officer decides that you or your staff do not require training then you will be advised via email of the decision.
If the PWC contact officer approves your training request you will be sent an email from the system asking you to complete the training at your convenience.
Note that the online training refers to the AR only, you will only be authorised to work for PWC if you have undertaken other relevant training required for the work / duties you are being asked to do.
For example, the AR online training will train you in how confined space work is managed within PWC, you will still need to have successfully completed relevant confined space training to actually work in a confined space for PWC.
Andrew Hoffmann - 08 8995 5822
Please note major power stations are now managed by Territory Generation and you should contact them to arrange access.