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Electrical Network Safety for Emergency Services Personnel (Guide)


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The EEA Guide to Electrical Network Safety for Emergency Services Personnel ('Guide') supersedes the current 'Guide to Electrical Safety for Emergency Services Personnel'. The Guide provides information for both Electricity Supply Industry asset owners and contractors and also for emergency services personnel, on their roles and acceptable practices for identifying and controlling the risk of electrical and mechanical hazards in incidents that involve any electricity network. The Guide identifies four key steps for emergency services to follow when avoiding and controlling hazards from electrical networks. The Guide is recommended as good practice by electricity supply industry representatives, but it is not a substitute for legislative or other regulatory requirements.

EEA wishes to acknowledge and thank the the organisations who participated on the group that revised this Guide. The group included representatives from the NZ Fire Service, NZ Police, Ambulance New Zealand (represented by Order of St John), and electricity transmission (Transpower), generation (Genesis), contracting (Northpower) and distribution businesses (Vector, Electra and Powerco).

The EEA welcomes comment towards subsequent reviews of this Guide, please email any comments to at any time.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this Guide to EEA.

A pdf file copy of the guide is freely available on request to EEA for use on your Intranet.

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