Department of Justice
Owners of private powerlines and poles (including fittings) are responsible to ensure they are 'safe and fit for purpose'.
Network Service Provider's (Network Service Provider (NSP, TasNetworks ) are currently inspecting private assets up to the metering point.
Private power lines and poles extend from the
If these assets are not maintained there is risk to life and property from bush fires, possible electrocution and being struck by falling objects.
Powerlines and poles need to be inspected, tested and certified as 'safe and fit for purpose' on a routine basis. The NSP conducts inspections of private overhead lines and poles up to the customer's metering position and also their own overhead powerlines and poles in the area. These inspections occur every
The inspection and testing of the overhead powerline and poles may identify work to be undertaken. This work may include the
If the overhead powerline and poles are not 'safe and fit for purpose', the NSP is entitled to disconnect the power supply in the interests of safety.
If there are any safety issues identified during the inspection, the NSP will advise us. We will then contact you to advise what needs to be done to rectify the issue.
The owner of private overhead lines and poles should
For vegetation clearing you may use an arborist who has the ability to meet the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 for working near powerlines.
A list of licensed electrical contractors able to perform replacement and/or maintenance of powerlines and poles. You should ask your contractor if any additional charges can be expected from TasNetworks.
|Powerline electrical contractor||Contact details|
|Andrew McConnon Electrical||Phone: 0417 050 431|
Fax: 6278 1977
|CasElec||Contact: Jason Cassidy|
Phone: 0408 626 144 or 6243 7502
|Powerlinestas State-wide *|
|Shone Pty Ltd|
Contact: Ricky Shelton
|Tassie Pole Inspection|
Contact: Paul Aulich
|Zinfra (Zinfra Pty Ltd) *|
Contact: Zinfra Reception
* Electrical contractors who are accredited with TasNetworks to perform switching to isolate certain privately owned electricity lines to undertake repairs or replacement. Contractors who do not have this accreditation may be required to engage TasNetworks to undertake switching for isolation.
Ownership of infrastructure on your property: 1300 13 7008
Fallen powerlines: 132 004