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MainPower requires at least two working days notice to issue a Close Approach Consent.

A Close Approach Consent is only valid for the dates and times specified by MainPower.

MainPower’s Close Approach Administrator is available during business hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:00am and 5:00pm). Phone 03 311 8312.

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Application Conditions

  • The Mobile Plant Operator must be competent* to work in the vicinity of cables and overhead lines.
  • The Mobile Plant Operator will comply with the New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances (NZECP 34:2001), specifically Section 2 (Minimum Safe Distances for Excavation and Construction Near Overhead Electric Line Supports) and Section 5 (Safe Distances for the Operation of Mobile Plant Near Conductors).
  • The Mobile Plant Operator will comply with the conditions of the Close Approach Consent, if issued.

*Competent - An employee is deemed to be competent when they can demonstrate to their employer, at any time, that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to carry out the work safely and to the standards used by the employer. Where qualifications, certificates, and/or licences are a legal pre-requisite for determining competence, such qualifications, certificates, and/or licences shall be held.