High voltage overhead line insulator washing and coating

Skills and knowledge to carry out overhead line insulator washing and coating principles and procedures, plus the skills to wash and apply coating to insulators supporting energised high voltage conductors

Course duration

3 days

Suitable for

Lineworkers

Course includes

  • identify and apply worksite safety requirements
  • identify and prepare equipment for insulator washing and coating
  • inspect and maintain tools and equipment used for insulator washing and coating
  • test the quality of water used for insulator washing
  • test insulators for defects
  • wash and apply coating to insulators supporting high voltage apparatus

Additional information

To undertake this course, you may be required to provide the following plant and equipment:

  • high voltage insulated EWP fitted with high voltage earth lead and spike
  • silicone pump and product
  • insulated silicone delivery hose
  • insulated spray wand and jets
  • silicone wipes or similar cleaning products
  • a wind meter
  • minimum of 450 litre water tank filled with de-mineralised water
  • high pressure washing unit
  • insulated high pressure hose
  • insulated washing wand
  • a water meter

Note: All equipment must be in-test.

Prerequisites

  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • Certificate III in ESI – Distribution overhead qualification
  • TLILIC2005 Licence to perform high risk work – EWP (elevating work platform)

What to wear

  • PPE Level 1
  • Coverall to protect clothing
  • Fall arrest harness
  • PS2 respirator (optional)

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

Assessments

Written and practical assessment

Certification

A Certificate of Attendance at the end of this course

Certification

A Certificate of Attendance at the end of this course

Associated Authorisations

XOHLW Overhead line washing
XHVIC High voltage insulator coating

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

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