Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick) - verification of competency

This two-day verification of competency (VOC) assessment is provided for HV live workers to maintain their HV authorisation to work on the Western Power Network. Workers who fail to successfully complete the HV live work verification of competency assessment must undergo refresher training.


To undertake this course, the client must provide the necessary plant and equipment, ie. elevated work platform.

If the course is delivered at a location other than Power Training Services WA, the client must contact our Technical Trainers to confirm further equipment that will need to be supplied.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for people who are authorised to maintain high voltage electrical apparatus using live line stick method. For people to retain their network authorisation, this assessment must be completed no later than twelve months after the completion of the Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick) course.

Enrolment requirements

Enrolment in this course is by application only. Click Apply now and follow the prompts. You will also need to complete and send PTSWA the application form (below) along with evidence that you meet all prerequisites. Once we have confirmed that you meet the prerequisites, we will contact you to organise with your enrolment details.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • UETTDRDP13A Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick) (or equivalent unit) or have completed the training course
  • UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape or equivalent unit
  • UETTDRRF02B Perform pole top rescue or equivalent unit
  • TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) or equivalent unit

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this course participants should be able to:

  • verify competency in Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)

PPC and PPE requirements

Some of the practical training for this course will take place in an operational area. You are required to have/provide Western Power approved PPC and PPE requirements for the practical work. Refer to the Western Power PPE Procedure Sections 3.1 & 3.2, for these requirements.

Note: Power Training Services does not provide PPE, PPC and tools for training courses.

Standard PPC level 1 requirements apply. You will also need the following:

  • combination pole/EWP harness
  • general work gloves
  • safety glasses (minimum medium impact)
  • safety helmet
  • hand tools


Assessments are included in this course. Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.

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