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ECP 46 High Voltage Live Line Work - Industry Practice Note


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Since its approval in 2003 the EEA has been monitoring the application of ECP 46 within the industry. NZECP46 on high voltage live line work was approved in 2003 and sets out the minimum standards for the high voltage live line techniques - Glove and Barrier; Barehand; or Stick. The ECP is mandated by Regulation 102 of the Electricity Safety Regulations 2010.

Given that the ECP has not been updated for over a decade and the importance of industry keeping up to date on key health and safety matters, the EEA National Committee on Live Work (NCLW) in consultation with industry began a review process in 2014/15 and identified a number of areas of possible change to improve practices and alignment with updated standards. These are included in the Practice Note. WorkSafe were part of the NCLW review group that considered industry comment.

The purpose of the Practice Note is to inform industry of good practice above the standard of ECP 46. It recommends supplements, clarifies and provides updated information on good practice to enhance safety and covers changes in safety practices on HV live work and changes in the Standards that relate to live work processes, tools and equipment.

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