Work safety and access
When accessing any of our infrastructure or sites, including work sites, your safety is our highest priority.
In building, development or working with any kind of Power and Water infrastructure, you must comply with all required standards and guidelines, following the access and induction procedures that apply to you.
Please note major power stations are managed by Territory Generation , and you need to contact them to arrange access.
Contractors health, safety and environmental monthly reporting requirements
From 1 November 2023, all Power and Water contractors will be required to report monthly in relation to works carried out for Power and Water by submitting the monthly health, safety and environmental (HSE) reporting form by the 7th day of each calendar month.
Contractors must still notify their Power and Water Representative verbally of incidents, near misses and hazards as soon as possible in accordance with our health, safety and environment requirements.
Monthly contractor HSE reporting form
Public access to Power and Water sites
For everyone’s safety, we restrict public access to most Power and Water sites, however specialised access can sometimes be arranged for schools or other groups. Please email our Authorisations Administrator AuthorisationsAdministrator.PWC@powerwater.com.au to find out more.
The following procedures apply to all contractors and provide guidance on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) requirements.
Other documents are available on request by emailing your contract manager.
Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Variation Register
PPC & E that is to be worn based on a task-specific activity, or task-specific location that deviates from the requirements.Learn more about our PPC & E Variations Register
Fitness for Work - Alcohol and Other Drugs Impairments Procedure
All workers must be capable of completing duties safely. They have a duty of care to protect the health and safety of themselves, co-workers, contractors, visitors and the public.Fitness for Work - Alcohol and Other Drugs Impairments Procedure PDF, 499.42 KB
Sitepass upgrade 25th and 26th November 2023
Your existing business account and all employee/contractor profiles, course records, forms, uploaded documents and verification statuses will be migrated to the new version from Friday 24 November 2023, 4pm to Sunday 26 November 2023.
During this data migration period, no changes can be made in the existing Sitepass portal, as changes such as course completions or document uploads made during migration will not be carried over to the newest version.
Please ensure that your details are up to date and that you have deactivated any users that no longer require access to Power and Water assets ahead of migration.
Sitepass - Power and Water's authorisations management system
Anyone working on our sites and infrastructure needs to comply with our safety and induction processes. This is required for Power and Water employees, contractors and subcontractors, and visitors to Power and Water sites.
Access to apparatus
Any person accessing or working in close proximity to Power and Water assets is required to have the appropriate training, inductions and authorisations, which are then verified through our SitePass Contractor Management System. This process ensures compliance with Power and Water's Access to Apparatus requirement.
Electrical and Generation workers need to comply with the Access to Electricity and Generation Apparatus Procedure.
Access to Electricity and Generation Apparatus Procedure
Sets out the principles and responsibilities for safe access to electricity and generation Apparatus controlled or operated by Power and Water Corporation (Power and Water).Access to Electricity and Generation Apparatus Procedure PDF, 579.13 KB
Water and sewer workers need to comply with the Access to Apparatus Rules Manual.
Sitepass is the system we use to manage safe access to Power and Water apparatus and associated authorisations.
Any person accessing or working in close proximity to Power and Water assets is required to have the appropriate training, inductions and authorisations, verified in Sitepass. This ensures compliance with Power and Water's access to apparatus requirements and that both parties are meeting their duty of care.
Water Services site inductions
All workers attending any of our Water Services sites, must also complete the online site induction. No worker or visitor may enter a site without a valid induction certificate and a valid Power and Water ID Card.
- Complete the online induction to obtain an online induction certificate.
- Print this and take it with you on your first visit to the site.
- Complete the onsite orientation with your Power and Water contact on your first visit to the site. Upon completion, we’ll provide you with a Power and Water ID Card.
- Inductions are site and activity specific. You’ll need to follow this process for each site
Health, Safety and Environment bulletins
Health, Safety and Environment bulletin - Hydro vacuum excavation safety
Hydro vacuum excavation uses high pressure water to cut and liquefy the soil, while simultaneously using a high volume vacuum to remove the soil from the excavation. It is an alternative to standard digging - especially when non-destructive digging is required (e.g. for excavating around power, water and sewer assets to reduce the likelihood of damages and unsafe situations).
Contractor HSE reporting
The cooperation of our contractors is greatly appreciated and we’d like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your continued partnership with Power and Water and your commitment to maintaining a zero-harm and safe work environment.
Contractor health, safety and environmental (HSE) reporting
All Power and Water contractors are required to report monthly in relation to works carried out for Power and Water by submitting the monthly health, safety and environmental (HSE) reporting form by the 7th day of each calendar month.
Contractors must continue to notify their Power and Water representative verbally of incidents, near misses and hazards as soon as possible in accordance with our health, safety and environment requirements.
Monthly contractor HSE reporting form
Reporting incidents, near misses and hazards
Our contractors must notify their Power and Water representative verbally of incidents, near misses and hazards as soon as possible in accordance with our health, safety and environment requirements.
Report an incident or hazard form
If you’re working near power lines, you need to plan ahead
Without the right precautions, not only do you risk electrocution, but you could damage the power network resulting in outages and potential financial liability. If you're in construction or working with machinery, you need to know about both.Learn more about safety around powerlines