Chorus WTC 1 – Underground Network

Chorus WTC 1 – Underground Network

To meet Chorus’ minimum standards for Health and Safety related competency for workers. This course covers the requirements for working near a low voltage electrical underground network. Recommended for any person required to hold Chorus WTC 1.


New Zealand

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Course Overview


Available nationwide upon request

Maximum 10 attendees for full course  
Minimum number of 8 attendees required for course to proceed.
  • 1 day full course
  • 3 hour face-to-face refresher
  • Full Course (face-to-face): $4,500
  • Refresher (face-to-face): $4,000
  • Refreshers also available via Webinar (for up to 10 attendees) from $280.00 per person and via self-paced eLearn at $200.00 per person
  • This course is refreshed every 2 years

All costs exclude GST.

Course Details

Course Objectives

  • How to identify different types of Electricity Supply network systems
  • Rules from the SMEI and NZ Electrical Code of Practice – for electrical safe distance when working underground
  • Correct PPE to use in an underground environment
  • Guide for Safety Underground Services
  • Effective Hazard identification

NZQA Unit Standards


Use personal protective equipment within an electricity supply environment


Identify electricity systems used in the electricity supply industry


Describe health and safety duties on electricity supply sites

Pre-requisite: Must hold First Aid unit standards 6401 and 6402

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