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.

Who should attend

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


  • 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.

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


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.