Remove and install live line taps

This four hour training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to remove and install high voltage live line taps.

Course Duration

4 hours

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for people who hold LOU authorisation or have NOT been trained in the removal or installation of HV live line taps.


The prerequisites for attendance at this course are:

  • Introduction to Western Power switching procedures
  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • NA2 Substation Entry Authorisation
  • Cert III Apprentice or Cert III Distribution Lineworker or Cable Jointer; qualified Electrician
  • Recipient in Charge for work permits and currently authorised RIC for electrical access permit
  • must hold low voltage network switching authorisation

Note: All prerequisites need to be current.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Remove an HV live line tap
  • Install an HV live line tap
  • Clean and maintain insulated sticks

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.

Students will need :

  • flame retartdant overalls, long sleeve shirt and trousers (minimum cal 6.5)
  • eye protection (glasses AS1337) medium impact
  • head protection (helmets AS/NZ 1801)
  • safety footwear

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


Written and practical assessments are included in the course.
Participants will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes.
Participants will not be considered to have completed this course until all assessments have been completed to a satisfactory level.


Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of Completion

Associated Authorisations

On successful completion of the course
XRHVT – Remove HV Tap

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

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