No Go Zone

Will your equipment be working near overhead power lines?

If the worksite is near overhead electrical power lines, before any work commences, you must follow the relevant No Go Zone safety procedures.

Click on this No Go Zone link for safety procedure information.

To identify which VESI member network has powerlines in your area use the Postcode Network Locator at the bottom of this page.


If you undertake work in the vicinity of electricity transmission or distribution assets using large vehicles, plant and or equipment including scaffold, then you should work in accordance with the No Go Zone Rules.

Developed in conjunction with WorkSafe, Energy Safe Victoria and peak industry bodies and unions, the NGZ rules have recently been expanded to cover all transmission and distribution assets which include electricity, communications, water, gas and petroleum pipelines.

These revised Rules encapsulate safe work practices for work involving the operation of vehicles, plant and equipment in the vicinity of those transmission and distribution assets located in public areas, or on easements held over private land.

From an electrical perspective, where you are using plant and equipment, including cranes, excavators, elevating work platforms (EWP), concrete pumping booms, scissor lifts, forklifts, tipping trucks etc. in the vicinity of overhead electrical assets, then appropriate safe work processes and procedures including Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and the use of other preliminary planning techniques must be implemented prior to the commencement of any work.

It is important to contact the relevant network operator in accordance with the information published by WorkSafe.

Committee Members

Membership of the Green Book Committee is made up of the following VESI employees:

Network OperatorRepresentative
Ausnet ServicesDarren LinkinsGeoff Fairweather
CitiPower/PowercorPeter YatesGrant Quinn
JemenaChris Berkery
United EnergyAlex McRobert (Chair)