AMI - Install communication devices

Information session to identify, assemble, install and activate AMI wireless communications devices as well as the care and handling of cables, connectors and antennas.
Note: an understanding of radio frequency and electromagnetic energy is a prerequisite for attending this training.

Course duration

1 day

Suitable for

Installer of AMI communications devices – Western Power field crew & external contractors

Course includes

  • Explanation of how a mesh area network works
  • Safely handling and storing communication kits and cables
  • Identifying the components and cables required for the different installations
  • Identifying and using the correct tools for the installation
  • Assembling an AMI communication device (access point and relay) onto the correct bracket
  • Mounting of an assembled device on a pole (steel streetlight pole, wooden pole, stand-alone steel pole)
  • Connecting LV supply to network device and performing commissioning
  • Correctly completing field commissioning sheets


  • Network Access Card (NAC)
  • Completion of RF Awareness training
  • Cert III in ESI or equivalent

What to wear

PPE Level 1, including:

  • safety footwear
  • eye protection
  • head protection
  • gloves relevant to task
  • hi vis FR long sleeve shirt
  • long trousers OR overalls.

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

What to bring

As part of the training there will be practical installation in the yard – you are required to bring your own Level 1 PPE as listed above.


No assessment, information session only.


A Certificate of Attendance at the end of this course