Pause on all live work


In April 2019 Ausgrid paused all live work conducted live on our network following the tragic death of one of our team.

Since then our Live Work Project Team has been reviewing the way we conduct this work to improve safety for everyone who works on or near the live network. Safety is our number one priority and at the end of the day, we want everyone to go home safe.

While we acknowledge that it’s been an uncertain few months, we have made a lot of progress. We have a dedicated project team working on the review and a plan to return to live work progressively, over a number of stages.

Project update

Overhead and extra low voltage (ELV) Stage 1 Live Work Tasks are set to resume from 20 December 2019.

This means that employees and ASPs will be able to recommence the tasks in Appendix A to the Electrical Safety Rules 2019/0, once they receive confirmation from Ausgrid that they are able to do so.

The Live Work Project will continue to deliver training and implement assurance activities to ensure a successful return to overhead and ELV Stage 1 Live Work Tasks.

We look forward to sharing more information with you in relation to underground and substation Stage 1 Live Work Tasks and Stage 2 of the project.

We are grateful to our customers, the community and our people for their patience during this important process.

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