Helicopter induction refresher

Refresher of Western Power’s requirements for overhead power line inspections/patrols by helicopter

Course duration

Half day

Who should attend

Western Power personnel who have the capacity and ability to be an observer in a helicopter for the purpose of identifying faults.


  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • Completion of Helicopter Safety Induction

Course includes

  • recording all details of inspections/patrols undertaken
  • confirming inspection/patrol route with pilot
  • notifying the nominated command centre (NCC) of faults found and any fault restorations that have been completed
  • following the instructions of the pilot at all times when within or in close proximity to the helicopter in all matters relating to operation of the helicopter and safety
  • participating fully in all briefings and debriefings
  • conduct ingthe inspection/patrol according to the current instructions

What to wear

  • PPE Level 1
  • Ear plugs when in the vicinity of helicopters and helmets for helicopter operations will be provided if required.

See the Western Power PPE Procedure for more information about the requirements


Written assessment

Associated Authorisations

XHELI Helicopter Induction
XHAI Aerial Inspection

For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently available, please contact PTS to request a booking.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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