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					                        ES 4
Service Provider Authorisation
                     August 2010




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                                           SCOPE
This publication details the information needed by Accredited Service Providers to work in
EnergyAustralia’s Network area.


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EnergyAustralia may amend this document at any time.


                     Document and Amendment History
 Issue No.            Date               Approved By                  Summary of Changes

      1       1994                          M – SP
      2       September 1997                M – SP
      3       October 1998                  M – SP
      4       January 2005                 GM – CS
      5       May 2007                     GM – N
      5       May 2007                     GM – N
      6       October 2007                M – IP & C         New edition
      7       August 2010                 M – IP & C         New edition




ISSN 1032-7215
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This publication may only be reproduced with the permission of EnergyAustralia.


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CONTENTS
1   GLOSSARY OF TERMS ................................................................................ 1
2   INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................ 3
    2.1  Scope ........................................................................................................................... 3
    2.2  Preface ......................................................................................................................... 3
3   CONTESTABLE WORK ................................................................................. 4
4   AUTHORISATION .......................................................................................... 5
    4.1 Safety ........................................................................................................................... 5
              4.1.1          Safety Audits..............................................................................................................6
              4.1.2          Excavating In Public Roadways - General Requirements .........................................6
              4.1.3          Confined Spaces Requirements................................................................................6
    4.2        Environmental Requirements ....................................................................................... 7
    4.3        Application for Authorisation......................................................................................... 7
    4.4        Prerequisite Training Qualifications for Authorisation................................................... 8
              4.4.1          Level 1 ASPs .............................................................................................................8
              4.4.2          Level 2 ASPs .............................................................................................................8
    4.5        Training Courses ........................................................................................................ 10
    4.6        Level 1 Authorisation Process .................................................................................... 10
              4.6.1          (Initial) Authorisation Interview.................................................................................10
              4.6.2          Authorisation Renewal Interview .............................................................................10
              4.6.3          Knowledge/ Awareness Checks ..............................................................................11
    4.7        Level 2 Authorisation Process .................................................................................... 12
              4.7.1          (Initial) Authorisation Interview.................................................................................12
              4.7.2          Annual Renewal of Authorisation.............................................................................12
    4.8        Photo Identification Card (for Authorised Persons) .................................................... 14
    4.9        Change of Details ....................................................................................................... 14
    4.10       Warranty..................................................................................................................... 14
    4.11       Authorisation Reciprocity............................................................................................ 14
    4.12       ASP Advertising.......................................................................................................... 14
    4.13       Inspection Fee ............................................................................................................ 15
    4.14       Corrective Action - Reinspection Fee ......................................................................... 15
    4.15       Dispute Resolution Mechanism .................................................................................. 15
    4.16       Disciplinary Action ...................................................................................................... 15
    4.17       Suspension, Cancellation or Refusal of Agreement ................................................... 15
    4.18       Safety Checks, Accident Reporting, Safety Notices and Equipment Inspection........ 16
    4.19       Bankruptcy Act ........................................................................................................... 17
    4.20       Traffic Control ............................................................................................................. 17
5   LEVEL 1 ASP AUTHORISED WORK........................................................... 18
    5.1 Use of Equipping Permits ........................................................................................... 18
    5.2 Working On or Near the Network................................................................................ 19
    5.3 Apprentices – Level 1 Work Only ............................................................................... 19
    5.4 Cable Identification ..................................................................................................... 20
    5.5 Task Categories for Level 1 Authorised Work ............................................................ 20
    5.6 Level 1 Requirements for Site Supervision................................................................. 20
    5.7 Live Cable Jointing ..................................................................................................... 20
6   LEVEL 2 ASP AUTHORISED WORK........................................................... 21
    6.1 Standard Authorisation and Optional Endorsements.................................................. 21
    6.2 Category 1 - Disconnection and Reconnection (D&R) (101) ...................................... 21
    6.3 Category 2 - Underground Service Cables................................................................. 23
              6.3.1          Standard Authorisation (201)...................................................................................23
              6.3.2          400A Optional Endorsement (211) ..........................................................................24
              6.3.3          Tee Joint Optional Endorsement (221)....................................................................25
              6.3.4          Connections to Paper Lead Distribution Cables ......................................................25
    6.4        Category 3 - Overhead Service Lines......................................................................... 25
              6.4.1          100-400A Standard Authorisation (301) ..................................................................25
                 6.4.2          Suspended and Midspan Services Optional Endorsement (311) ............................27
       6.5        Category 4 - Metering and Energising (401)............................................................... 27
                 6.5.1          Preliminary Arrangements .......................................................................................28
                 6.5.2          Pre-Energising Checks ............................................................................................28
                 6.5.3          Option 1- Energising to the Main Switch/es only .....................................................29
                 6.5.4          Option 2 - Energising the Complete Installation ......................................................30
                 6.5.5          Encountering Installation Safety Breaches ..............................................................31
                 6.5.6          Issue of Metering Equipment ...................................................................................31
                 6.5.7          Sealing Pliers...........................................................................................................33
                 6.5.8          Level 2 ASP Meter Security Deposits......................................................................34
                 6.5.9          Returning of Metering Equipment ............................................................................34
       6.6        Notification of Service Work (NOSW) Form................................................................ 34
       6.7        Permanent Removal of Supply................................................................................... 36
       6.8        Special Small Services (SSS) - Public Roadway Installations.................................... 37
7      ASP GRADING AND INSPECTIONS ........................................................... 38
       7.1  Inspection ................................................................................................................... 38
                 7.1.1          Authorised Work Defects (Major and Minor)............................................................38
8      WORK NOT REQUIRING ACCREDITATION .............................................. 40
       8.1 Determining the Method of Connecting Supply and Metering Requirements ............. 40
       8.2 Service Fuses, Links and Sealing............................................................................... 40
9      INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY COVERS ON OVERHEAD MAINS
         AND SERVICES ........................................................................................ 41
APPENDIX A – APPLICATION & AGREEMENT FOR AUTHORISATION ........... 42
APPENDIX B – NOTIFICATION OF SERVICE WORK (NOSW FORM) ............... 44
APPENDIX C – MAJOR SAFETY BREACHES..................................................... 46
APPENDIX D – DOCUMENT SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE.................................... 48
APPENDIX E – ENERGISING INSTALLATIONS WITH MULTIPLE UNITS ......... 49
APPENDIX F – LEVEL 1 ASP SKILLS REQUIREMENTS .................................... 51
APPENDIX G – OUTLINE OF THE LEVEL 2 SAFETY AUDIT (GUIDE ONLY)............ 54
APPENDIX H – BULK ISSUE OF ENERGYAUSTRALIA’S E1 & E3
     ELECTRONIC METERS ............................................................................ 55
APPENDIX I – LEVEL 1 AUTHORISATION APPLICATION FORM...................... 56
APPENDIX J – TRAINING CONTACTS LIST ....................................................... 57
APPENDIX K – ENERGYAUSTRALIA LEVEL 1 ASP PROCESS ........................ 58
APPENDIX L – ENERGYAUSTRALIA LEVEL 2 ASP APPLICATION FORMS.................... 59
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1         Glossary of Terms

                 Terms defined through out this document will be written in italics for reference back to
                 Glossary of Terms.
                 Accreditation
                 Accreditation is the process of ensuring that a service provider company, wishing to carry out
                 Contestable Work , has the necessary level of skills, resources and insurance to undertake
                 such work and complete the work in a safe and reliable manner. The Accreditation Scheme
                 to carry out contestable work in NSW is managed by the NSW Fair Trading. The Code of
                 Practice Contestable Work s is regulated by the Department of Industry and Investment
                 (DII).
                 Accredited Service Provider (ASP)
                 An Accredited Service Provider (ASP) is either an individual or a company with current
                 accreditation under the NSW Fair Trading - Accredited Service Provider scheme. There are
                 three levels of accreditation:
                    Level 1 Accreditation: involving the contestable construction of transmission and
                     distribution works such as the installation of high voltage and low voltage distribution
                     cables and substations (i.e. Distribution Work).
                    Level 2 Accreditation: involving the contestable installation of overhead and underground
                     service lines and metering equipment, the disconnection and reconnection of supply to
                     carry out work on an installation and energising installations.
                    Level 3 Accreditation: involving the design of electrical reticulation systems to be
                     constructed as contestable works. Authorisation.
                 Individuals, who carry out work for an ASP, must be authorised in writing by EnergyAustralia
                 to undertake contestable works on or near its transmission and distribution system
                 (electricity network). Authorisation is the process by which an individual demonstrates to
                 EnergyAustralia’s authorising officer that they have the necessary prerequisite safety
                 training, qualifications and competence required to carry out Level 1 or Level 2 contestable
                 work. Level 3 Accreditation does not normally require specific EnergyAustralia Authorisation.
                 Authorised person
                 An authorised person can be either the ASP, as a sole trader or an ASP’s employee, who has
                 personally been granted permission in writing by EnergyAustralia to carry out contestable work
                 on or near its network.
                 Authorised work
                 Work requiring specific permission in writing from EnergyAustralia to work on or near its
                 network.
                 NOTE:     In accordance with Sections 65-70 of the Electricity Supply Act it is an offence to
                           interfere with electricity works, meters and seals without authorisation. Under
                           Sections 68-70 it is an offence to connect an electrical installation, increase the
                           capacity of an existing connection or to make certain alterations to a connected
                           electrical installation without the authorisation of the electricity distributor
                           (EnergyAustralia).
                 Authorising Officer
                 EnergyAustralia’s Installation Policy & Compliance Section manages the authorisation
                 process for contestable work. Authorisation for Level 1 contestable work can be arranged
                 with the Projects Officer – Installation Policy & Compliance located at EnergyAustralia’s
                 Tuggerah office. ASPs seeking Level 2 Authorisation should contact the Installation Policy
                 and Compliance (IP&C) Administration Officer – Level 2 on 4399 8138.




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                 Contestable Work
                 Contestable Work is work such as the design, construction and installation of electricity
                 works, which are required to connect a customer’s installation to an electricity network.
                 Customers are required to fund the cost of contestable work and they have the choice of
                 selecting the ASP to carry out the work. The legislation relevant to contestable work is the
                 NSW Electricity Supply (General) Regulation (2001).
                 Customer Installation
                 For the purpose of this document, a customer installation is the whole or portion of a
                 customer’s private electrical installation that requires separate metering and an individual
                 National Metering Identifier (NMI) for the purposes of the Australian Energy Market Operator
                 (AEMO). For example a block of 20 home units or flats will have at least 20 customer
                 installations and possibly one or more common customer installations such as house lights,
                 lifts and essential services.
                 Electricity Distributor
                 In NSW an Electricity Distributor is the licensed operator and controller of an electricity
                 network (distribution and transmission) system. Terms such as Local Network Service
                 Provider (LNSP), under the NEM, and Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP) are also
                 used to describe EnergyAustralia’s role as an Electricity Distributor.
                 Inspection
                 An inspection is a careful examination by EnergyAustralia, which may include testing where
                 appropriate, of work in progress or completed Contestable Work to ensure it complies with
                 EnergyAustralia’s network standards and specifications, certified construction plans and the
                 Service and Installation Rules of NSW. Inspections may be carried out on an audit basis.
                 Network Connection Point
                 For the purpose of this document, Network Connection Point means the point at which an
                 overhead or underground service line connects to EnergyAustralia’s network distribution
                 mains (e.g. at the street pole if an overhead service line or at the distribution pillar if
                 underground service mains). Refer to the Service and Installation Rules of NSW for further
                 details.
                 Notification of Service Work (NOSW) Form
                 The Notification of Service Work (NOSW) form, as detailed in Appendix B, must be used by
                 Level 2 ASPs to inform EnergyAustralia whenever contestable work is carried out. All details
                 on the form must be accurately recorded and submitted to EnergyAustralia within two
                 working days of energising Contestable Work s or, in the case of a new overhead or
                 underground service line, within two working days of energising the metering associated with
                 the new service line.
                 Point of Supply
                 For the purpose of this publication, point of supply means the junction point, specified by
                 EnergyAustralia, between its network and a customer’s installation. In the case of an
                 overhead service this is the point where the service line joins to the customer’s consumer
                 mains, not including the connector or existing service fuses. For an underground service, the
                 point of supply is on the line side of the switchboard mounted service fuses. The overhead
                 and underground service lines form part of EnergyAustralia’s network. Refer to the Service
                 and Installation Rules of NSW for further details. The metering installation must be located as
                 close as practicable to the point of supply.
                 Service Line
                 A service line is a low voltage (LV) underground service cable or overhead service wire that
                 is connected between EnergyAustralia’s distribution mains (Network Connection Point) and
                 the customer’s installation (Point of Supply). (Refer also to the Service and Installation Rules
                 of NSW).
                 The Service Rules
                 The term Service Rules is used in this document to describe the Service and Installation
                 Rules of New South Wales.




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2         Introduction

2.1       Scope
                 This document sets out the prerequisite requirements needed to obtain authorisation to carry
                 out contestable work on or near EnergyAustralia’s network, the conditions of such
                 authorisation and the scope of work Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) are permitted to
                 carry out under specific categories of authorisation. Applicants for authorisation must agree
                 to comply with the requirements and conditions set out in this document.

2.2       Preface
                 Authorisation is available to suitably qualified employees of ASPs.
                 By granting authorisation EnergyAustralia makes ASPs accountable to ensure that the
                 network operates reliably, efficiently and safely both during and after carrying out authorised
                 work. Authorisation, along with other suitable checks, aims to ensure that any work
                 performed by ASPs, on or near EnergyAustralia’s network, is carried out in accordance with
                 the appropriate standards and rules. Authorised work is subject to inspection and review by
                 EnergyAustralia. Defective work that does not comply with the standards will require prompt
                 rectification by the ASP.
                 The ASPs grade of accreditation (i.e. either A, B, or C), is assigned by the New South Wales
                 Fair Trading and is linked to their work performance. The ASP’s grade influences the
                 frequency of inspections carried out by EnergyAustralia and the amount charged for
                 monopoly services as detailed within ES5. The rates charged for Monopoly Services are
                 determined by Australian Energy Regulators (AER). Further information regarding these
                 charges is detailed in EnergyAustralia publication ES5 – Charges for Network Miscellaneous
                 & Monopoly Services.
                 A major requirement of authorisation is that ASPs are responsible for ensuring that all works
                 are executed in a safe manner.
                 ASPs must comply with:
                    all relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice;
                    NSW WorkCover, RTA and other NSW state authority requirements and conditions;
                    the requirements and conditions of the NSW Fair Trading Accreditation scheme;
                    EnergyAustralia’s Network Management Plan, Customer Installation Safety Plan,
                     Electrical Safety Rules and other policies relating to contestable work and safe work
                     practices;
                    the specific requirements set out in this ES4 document.
                 ASPs must ensure that the locations of all overhead and underground cables, joints and
                 conduit installations are accurately recorded, and that relevant equipment is correctly labeled
                 in accordance with EnergyAustralia’s requirements. ASPs must also ensure that Notification
                 of Service Work, Disconnect & Reconnect and System Alteration forms are accurately
                 completed and submitted to EnergyAustralia within the required time specified for the type of
                 contestable of work.




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3         Contestable Work

                 Details of contestable works requiring Level 1 and/or Level 3 accreditation are explained in
                 EnergyAustralia’s publication ES10 - Requirements for Electricity Supply to Developments.
                 The following work has also been declared contestable and can only be carried out by ASPs
                 with Level 2 accreditation who has obtained authorisation from EnergyAustralia specifically
                 for each category of work involved:
                    disconnection and reconnection of a customer’s installation at the point of supply;
                    installation and connection of an underground service cable;
                    installation and connection of an overhead service line;
                    installation and connection of whole current metering and load control equipment;
                    energising installations, with a total electrical load less than 100 amps per phase, prior to
                     inspection by EnergyAustralia.
                 Note:     Metering Providers who have AEMO accreditation required under the National
                           Electricity Rules (NER) to install metering Type 1 to 4 for the contestable energy
                           market must also obtain Level 2 Category 4 accreditation and specific
                           EnergyAustralia Authorisation for work involving EnergyAustralia’s metering
                           equipment.
                 Contact details of all service providers accredited under the OFT accreditation scheme can
                 be obtained from the NSW Fair Trading website www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au. The ASP’s
                 grade (either A, B or C) is annually review by the NSW Fair Trading and used by
                 EnergyAustralia to determine the rates charged for inspection.
                 Note:     All contestable works must be completed with new materials and equipment
                           approved by EnergyAustralia.




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4         Authorisation

                 ASPs who have gained accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading can apply for authorisation
                 for any number of their employees. The employees must have the required qualifications and
                 can only carry out authorised work as Authorised Persons whilst in the employment of that
                 ASP.
                 Granting of Authorisation involves entering a formal Agreement with EnergyAustralia. The
                 Agreement is renewable annually and requires the ASP to guarantee their work for a period
                 of three years from defective workmanship and materials. Only those Authorised Persons
                 who are covered by such an Agreement with EnergyAustralia will be permitted to carry out
                 authorised work.
                 An Authorisation fee (set by AER) is applicable for each employee applying for Authorisation.
                 A receipt from the NSW Fair Trading verifying that the accreditation fee has been paid and
                 an NSW Fair Trading – Registration for ASP Authorisation form must be produced at the
                 authorisation interview.
                 All authorised work must meet the relevant construction and safety requirements of the
                 Service Rules, EnergyAustralia’s network design and construction standards,
                 EnergyAustralia’s current Electrical Safety Rules, design specifications, scope of works or
                 any government act, regulation, code of practice or standard applicable to the work.
                 EnergyAustralia may carry out inspections of ASP work on an audit basis to ensure
                 compliance with these requirements. Other fees for monopoly services associated with
                 contestable work are detailed in EnergyAustralia publication ES5 - Charges for Network
                 Miscellaneous and Monopoly Services.
                 Authorisation does not permit service providers to interfere with or carry out work on
                 EnergyAustralia mains and equipment that is outside the scope of their specific
                 Authorisation.
                 If a suitably Authorised Person is not available to carry out contestable work, arrangements
                 can be made for EnergyAustralia in its role as the ASP “of last resort” to perform the work at
                 commercial rates.

4.1       Safety
                 ASPs are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and the public whilst
                 carrying out contestable work. It is essential that Authorised Work is performed in a safe
                 manner and to no less a standard than is specified in EnergyAustralia’s:
                    Network Management Plan
                    Electrical Safety Rules (ESR)
                    Network Standards, in particular NS156 – Working Near or Around EnergyAustralia
                     Cables, and NS209 – Operating Cranes and Plant in Close Proximity to Overheadlines.
                 The conditions stated as requirements of accreditation under the NSW Fair Trading-
                 Accreditation scheme must be adhered to as well as any relevant Act, Regulation and NSW
                 WorkCover requirement applicable at the time.
                 Other relevant safety guidelines and codes of practice are applicable, and that should be
                 adhered to. These include:
                 ISSC 14 - Guide to Electrical Workers' Safety Equipment.
                 NS209 - Interim Guide for Operating Cranes and Plant in Proximity to Overhead Power Lines
                 (or WorkCover equivalent.)
                 EnergyAustralia’s Network Management Plan – February 2009
                 Note:     Sub-contractor is regarded as an employee of the principle ASP.




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4.1.1     Safety Audits
                 Prior to the initial Level 2 authorisation interview, Level 2 ASP employees must have
                 completed a Base-Line Safety Audit carried out by EnergyAustralia’s authorising officer
                 (Compliance Officer). The ASP must be able to demonstrate that they have the required
                 capability (safety equipment and safe systems of work) to carry out contestable service and
                 metering work and comply with EnergyAustralia’s ESRs.
                 Upon completion of a successful Base-Line Safety Audit a certificate will be issued to the
                 ASP which is to be produced at the initial authorisation interview with the Compliance Officer.
                 Prior to the Level 2 re-authorisation interview, Level 2 ASP employees must have
                 completed a successful Field Safety Audit (carried out by EnergyAustralia’s Compliance
                 Officer) within 6 months of the renewal date of their re-authorisation or an Equipment and
                 Administration audit. This audit will examine the competency and capability of the
                 individual to carry out the category of contestable work permitted under their authorisation.
                 Where an ASP holds more than one category of Authorisation, EnergyAustralia will conduct
                 an audit of a different category of authorisation each year to assess the ASP’s competence
                 to hold multiple Authorisations. It will include the correct use of personal protective equipment
                 and other relevant safety equipment, hazard risk assessment, safe work procedures and
                 compliance with work requirements of other statutory authorities such as WorkCover and
                 RTA.
                 Appointments for the Field Safety Audit must be made early in the second 6 months of the
                 annual authorisation period to ensure that enough time is allowed for a successful audit to be
                 completed.
                 Upon completion of a successful Field Safety Audit, the Compliance Officer will issue a
                 certificate and/or update the authorised person’s Network Passport. Successful audit
                 certificates are to be produced by the ASP at the re-authorisation interview.
                 Safety audits will be carried out on Level 1 ASP construction work as part of the progressive
                 inspection process for each project. In addition, EnergyAustralia and the NSW Fair Trading
                 may carry out unannounced safety audits of ASPs carrying out contestable work at any time.
                 If serious breaches of the safety requirements of Authorised Work are detected, action will be
                 taken that may lead to suspension or cancellation of the individual’s authorisation. The ASP
                 company will also be held accountable for the breach and the matter may be referred to the
                 NSW Fair Trading for action under the Accreditation scheme.

4.1.2     Excavating In Public Roadways - General Requirements
                 Level 1 and 2 ASPs, when excavating in public roadways must comply with all of the
                 following:
                    prior to commencing work, obtain all necessary approvals and permits for street opening
                     from the relevant local authorities (egg Local Council, RTA, Police, etc);
                    carry out the work in accordance with those approvals, including all environmental
                     conditions and in accordance with the requirements of EnergyAustralia’s Environment
                     Management Plan;
                    check the location of other underground utilities with the relevant authority, prior to
                     excavating; and
                    ensure backfilling and reinstatement is carried out to the requirements of the Local
                     Council, Network Standards and the Service Rules.
4.1.3     Confined Spaces Requirements
                 Authorised work carried out in confined spaces must be performed in accordance with
                 AS2865 - Safe Working in a Confined Space and the requirements of the Occupational
                 Health and Safety (Confined Spaces) Regulation. Additional specific training and
                 qualifications for working in confined spaces is required. Work on EnergyAustralia city pit and
                 duct system is considered working in confined spaces.
                 Note:     Where it is proposed to work on EnergyAustralia’s existing pits and ducts,
                           EnergyAustralia must give prior approval for each particular job before proceeding.




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4.2       Environmental Requirements
                 Authorised Work must be carried out in accordance with environmental requirements in a
                 manner that will prevent pollution and environmental damage. ASPs shall comply with all
                 applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations or contract provisions regarding environmental
                 protection. No trash, waste, oil, bilge water or other pollutants shall be unlawfully discharged
                 or allowed to escape from the ASPs, or its sub-contractor’s, equipment and works The ASP
                 will take reasonable measures to instruct its personnel and will, at its own expense, rectify
                 any environmental damage and any pollution caused by it or its sub-contractors in the course
                 of performing Authorised Work.

4.3       Application for Authorisation
                 It is recommended that before undertaking any prerequisite safety training, authorisation
                 should be discussed with the appropriate EnergyAustralia Authorising Officer. ASPs seeking
                 Level 2 Authorisation should contact the Installation Policy and Compliance (IP&C)
                 Administration Officer – Level 2 on 4399 8138. Persons seeking Level 1 Authorisation should
                 contact the Projects Officer – IPC at EnergyAustralia’s Tuggerah offices., on 4399 8139 and
                 4399 8140.
                 To obtain authorisation the ASP, having gained Accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading and
                 paid the required Accreditation fees, must make an application in writing to EnergyAustralia
                 giving the necessary details of each of their employees seeking authorisation. Application
                 forms outlining the required information for the various authorisation categories are available
                 from the local Field Operations office. The Application and Agreement form is detailed in
                 Appendix A.
                 The Application and Agreement form must be renewed annually. Renewal is granted
                 provided the ASP and the Authorised Person complies with the renewal conditions.
                 Each Authorised Person employed by an ASP must complete a separate Agreement. If an
                 Authorised Person leaves the employment of the nominated ASP the authorisation, which is
                 linked to that ASP, will terminate. The person must obtain accreditation as an ASP himself or
                 herself or be employed by another ASP in order to maintain Authorised Person status. The
                 Authorised Person must notify EnergyAustralia of any change in employment with ASPs.
                 The EnergyAustralia authorisation that is granted is not all encompassing; it is for a specific
                 category of contestable work. The applicant must specify the category of authorisation
                 required at the time of application to EnergyAustralia. The applicant must also have satisfied
                 the training and qualifications relevant to the category of accreditation. The NSW Fair
                 Trading will carry out an initial assessment of training qualifications of individual employees
                 who are seeking Authorisation. Details of the training and qualifications for each Category
                 are detailed in the appropriate NSW Fair Trading - Scheme for Accreditation of Service
                 Providers to Undertake Contestable Work s publication and EnergyAustralia’s Network
                 Management Plan.
                 Prerequisite safety training and annual safety refresher training required for authorisation,
                 such as resuscitation, release and rescue from live mains and equipment and ESRs will be
                 assessed by EnergyAustralia’s Officers during the initial Authorisation interview and at each
                 subsequent renewal interview.
                 Company Interviews for Level 1 Authorisation
                 After obtaining Accreditation, a company requires staff to obtain authorisation to work on
                 EnergyAustralia’s network. To commence proceedings for authorisation a company
                 representative should contact the Projects Officer - Installation Policy & Compliance
                 (level1asp@energy.com.au or 02 4399 8139 or 02 4399 8140). A meeting will then be
                 arranged between the company management and an EnergyAustralia officer. This meeting
                 will normally be held at EnergyAustralia’s Tuggerah offices. The purpose of this meeting will
                 be generally high level discussions regarding policy and practices which the Level 1 ASP will
                 be expected to follow whilst employing authorised staff.
                 The company will need to bring the following documentation to the meeting:
                    brief company overview;




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                    the certificate of Accreditation from the NSW Fair Trading, a copy of the receipt verifying
                     that the accreditation fee has been paid plus a copy of the NSW Fair Trading
                     ‘Registration for ASP Authorisation’ form (CA-3017);
                    a copy of the proposed hazardous assessment procedure intended to be used by the
                     ASP;
                    sample of Safe Work Method Statements that will be used for Level 1 projects;
                    examples of any Level 1 projects you have completed elsewhere (where applicable);
                    examples of how EnergyAustralia published updates are communicated to staff.

4.4       Prerequisite Training Qualifications for Authorisation
                 The prerequisite training and qualification requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Contestable
                 works are detailed in the NSW Fair Trading Accreditation Scheme documents. All authorised
                 persons must be suitably trained to carry out the work for which they are authorised. Other
                 training requirements are stipulated in EnergyAustralia’s Network Management Plan. Trade
                 and craft qualifications of individuals seeking authorisation, as required by the accreditation
                 scheme, will need to be verified by EnergyAustralia’s authorising officer prior to granting
                 authorisation.

4.4.1     Level 1 ASPs
                 To comply with EnergyAustralia’s electrical safety requirements for working on or near its
                 distribution and transmission system, Level 1 ASPs must employ a minimum of two
                 Authorised Persons. One of those Authorised Persons will be required to act as an observer
                 as detailed in EnergyAustralia's ESRs clause 7.7.
                 A Level 1 ASP sub contracting to the principle Level 1 ASP is regarded as an employee for
                 this purpose.
                 Note:     All applicants for authorisation in any category of contestable work must either be
                           an ASP, or be an employee of an ASP, with current accreditation with the NSW
                           Fair Trading for the corresponding category and be able to prove they have the
                           required trade qualifications where required.
                 ESRs training may only be conducted by EnergyAustralia’s training division; no other
                 distributor or Recognised Training Organisation (RTO) training will be recognised.

                 The training requirements for all Level 1 contestable work are detailed in Appendix F of this
                 document.

4.4.2     Level 2 ASPs
                 The following table list the minimum safety training requirements for each category of Level 2
                 Authorisation. Refer to Section 6 for full details.
                 Note:     All applicants for authorisation in any category must have, or be an employee of an
                           ASP with, current accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading for the corresponding
                           category and be able to prove they have the required trade qualifications.




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                 Table 1: Prerequisite Training Requirements for Level 2 Authorisation
                  Categories of Authorisation                        Prerequisite Qualifications

                  Minimum prerequisite training                      1. Resuscitation Training.*
                  requirements for all Level 2 Authorised            2. Release and Rescue from Live Equipment.*
                  work.
                                                                     3. Training in the relevant sections of
                                                                        EnergyAustralia’s Electrical Safety Rules.*
                                                                     4. Training in EnergyAustralia’s Environment
                                                                        Procedures
                                                                        (NUS 174).*
                  Additional training qualifications are             Training Required:
                  required for:
                   CATEGORY 1 Code: (101) –                              NSW Fair Trading Qualified Supervisor
                      Disconnection and Reconnection                      Certificate - Electrician and employed by a
                      (D&R)                                               Licensed Electrical Contractor and,
                                                                         approved relevant industry training including
                                                                          movement of Point of Attachment training.
                  CATEGORY 2 Code: (201) –                               Qualified Cable Jointer trade certificate or
                      Underground Service Cables -                       NSW Fair Trading Qualified Supervisor
                      Standard Authorisation                              Certificate - Electrician and training and
                                                                          competency assessment under approved
                                                                          underground service cable installation and
                                                                          connection training course.
                  Category 2 Code: (211) –                               Category 2 Code 201 plus
                      Underground Service Cables -                       Training and/or competency assessment in
                      400A Endorsement                                    service cable jointing and terminating
                                                                          techniques for cable sizes up to 400 amps
                                                                          (Service cables).
                  Category 2 Code: (221) –                               Category 2 Code 201 plus
                      Underground Service Cables -                       Training and/or competency assessment in tee
                      Tee Joint Endorsement                               joint cable-jointing techniques (Service Cables).
                  CATEGORY 3 Code: (301) –                               Pole top Release and Rescue training* plus
                  Overhead Service Lines 100 - 400A -                    Qualified Lineworker trade certificate or
                  Standard Authorisation
                                                                         NSW Fair Trading Qualified Supervisor
                                                                          Certificate - Electrician and training and
                                                                          competency assessment under approved
                                                                          overhead service line installation and
                                                                          connection training course.
                  Category 3 Code: (311) –                               Category 3 Code 301 plus
                  Overhead Service Lines - Suspended or                  EWP Escape, Release and Rescue Training*
                  Midspan Services Endorsement                            plus
                                                                         ISSC 26. Interim Guide for Operating Cranes
                                                                          and Plant in Proximity to Overhead Power Lines
                                                                          or WorkCover equivalent. (or current equivalent)
                  CATEGORY 4 Code: (401) –                               NSW Fair Trading Qualified Supervisor
                  Metering & Energising                                   Certificate - Electrician and employed by a
                                                                          Licensed Electrical Contractor (or a sole trader).


                 * The training requirements shown above that are marked with an asterisk must be completed annually. Records
                 verifying that the required training has been completed will need to be shown to EnergyAustralia’s Compliance
                 Officer upon renewal for Authorisation each year.




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4.5       Training Courses
                 EnergyAustralia provides a comprehensive range of training courses suitable for contractors
                 seeking authorisation with EnergyAustralia. Contact details of EnergyAustralia’s training
                 courses are provided in Appendix J.
                 Generally, courses do not have to be completed with EnergyAustralia provided they are
                 completed with an Accredited Training Provider and meet EnergyAustralia’s requirements.

4.6       Level 1 Authorisation Process
4.6.1     (Initial) Authorisation Interview
                 Initial contact should be made to the Projects Officer - Installation Policy & Compliance
                 (level1asp@energy.com.au or 02 4399 8139 or 02 4399 8140) with the number of staff
                 required for interview.
                 A fully completed application checklist (Appendix I) which includes a digital picture of the staff
                 to be authorised should be emailed to EnergyAustralia’s Installation Policy and Compliance
                 section (level1asp@energy.com.au). As a minimum the following information is mandatory
                 and must be submitted with each applicant’s checklist (Appendix I):
                    applicant’s name;
                    Statutory Training dates as defined in Clause 5.1 of this document;
                    proof of applicants qualifications as identified in table 1.
                    digital photo of the individual being authorised.
                 The information required for authorisation must be supplied no less than two weeks prior to
                 any proposed interview time. Once EnergyAustralia’s Installation Policy and Compliance
                 section has received all of this information, an appointment can be made for an interview
                 date and time. Interviews will normally take place and EnergyAustralia’ Tuggerah office.
                 7On the day of the interview each applicant must bring:
                    their personal EnergyAustralia Network Passport;
                    an unsigned current copy of EnergyAustralia’s Application and Agreement form
                     (Appendix A of ES4).
                 A company representative, who has the legal authority to sign documents on behalf of the
                 company, must be present at the initial interview. If this is not possible, the company
                 representative must supply a letter to one of the staff members authorising them to sign the
                 documents on behalf of the company.
                 At the successful completion of the interview, the applicant will be issued an EnergyAustralia
                 Level 1 authorisation card and have their EnergyAustralia Network passports stamped
                 accordingly.
                 Note:     For individuals that are seeking multiple authorisations they should follow the initial
                           authorisation procedure as mentioned above for each company.

4.6.2     Authorisation Renewal Interview
                 To arrange for the annual renewal of an individual authorisation, contact should be made
                 with the Projects Officer - Installation Policy & Compliance (email: level1asp@energy.com.au
                 or phone 02 4399 8139/ 02 43998140) stating the number of staff required for interview.
                 A fully completed application checklist (Appendix I) including a digital picture of the staff to be
                 authorised should be emailed to EnergyAustralia’s Installation Policy and Compliance section
                 (level1asp@energy.com.au). The following information is required as minimum:
                    applicant’s name;
                    Statutory training dates as defined in Clause 5.1 of this document.
                    proof of Applicants Qualifications as identified in Table 1 (if the applicants qualification
                     have changed)
                 This information must be supplied no less than two weeks prior to any proposed interview
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                 prerequisite information, an appointment can be made for an interview date and time.
                 Interviews will normally take place at EnergyAustralia’s Tuggerah office.
                 On the day of the interview each applicant must bring:
                    their personal EnergyAustralia Network Passport;
                    an unsigned current copy of EnergyAustralia’s Application and Agreement form
                     (Appendix A of ES4).
                    kiosk contractor substation key/s.
                 A company representative who has the legal authority to sign documents on behalf of the
                 company should be present at the interview. If this is not possible, the company
                 representative must supply a letter to one of the staff members authorising them to sign the
                 documents on behalf of the company.
                 EnergyAustralia will review the past performance of ASP’s and their employees at each
                 authorisation renewal. This includes any Safety Breaches and non conformances incurred
                 during the last twelve months.
                 At the successful completion of the interview, the applicant will be issued an EnergyAustralia
                 Level 1 authorisation card and have their EnergyAustralia Network passports stamped
                 accordingly. A copy of the applicants signed paper work can be returned for the ASP
                 company records if requested.
                 Failure to renew authorisation on or before the due date will lead to the authorisation/s being
                 initially suspended for a four-week period from the due date. If renewal has not been carried
                 out by the end of the four-week suspension period, the authorisation/s will be cancelled.
                 Subsequent authorisation/s will be treated as an “Initial Authorisation” and as such, the
                 applicant will be required to provide training records or “Recognised Prior Learning” (RPL)
                 from an accredited training group.

4.6.3     Knowledge/ Awareness Checks
                 EnergyAustralia will check the applicant’s knowledge and awareness of essential Level 1
                 contestable work requirements by asking the applicant to undertake a written multiple choice
                 and short answer quiz. The applicant’s knowledge of the essential construction requirements
                 in EnergyAustralia’s area will be assessed. The assessment will include but is not limited to
                 the following EnergyAustralia documents:
                    NS 117. Design and Construction Standards for Kiosk Type Substations.
                    NS 128 Specification for Pole Installation and Removal
                    NS 130. Specification for Laying of Underground Cables up to 22 kV.
                    ES4. Service Provider Authorisation.
                    ES10. Requirements for Electricity Supply to Developments.
                    EnergyAustralia Electrical Safety Rules.
                 The questions will differ depending on the type of contestable work the applicant intends to
                 conduct and their qualifications. There are 4 sets of questions based on the following
                 categories:
                    Level 1 Contestable Work Assistant.
                    Level 1 Qualified Electrical Supervisor / Project Manager.
                    Level 1 Underground Cable Jointer.
                    Level 1 Overhead Line Worker.
                 Knowledge testing will be conducted at every re-authorisation interview and at initial
                 interviews on an audit basis. All level 1 ASP applicants attending re-authorisation interviews
                 should be conversant with these documents as unsatisfactory performance based on the
                 questions may lead to the applicant being refused re-authorisation.




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4.7       Level 2 Authorisation Process
4.7.1     (Initial) Authorisation Interview
                 After completing the application (refer section 4.3), an Authorisation Interview can be
                 arranged with an EnergyAustralia Compliance Officer by contacting IP&C office at e-mail:
                 level2asp@energy.com.au, or fax 4399 8013. A “Base-Line” Safety Audit will be conducted
                 in conjunction with the authorisation interview unless prior arrangements have been made in
                 advance. In such case, a statement verifying that a prior Base line audit was satisfactory will
                 be required from the Compliance Officer conducting the audit. It is suggested that the ASP
                 employer attends the initial authorisation interview.
                 Each person seeking authorisation must submit to IP&C prior to interview or base-line audit
                 the following: (Please ensure ALL the required documents are sent with your application)
                    the completed Application and Agreement form;
                    NSW Fair Trading accreditation letter for company, (receipt not accepted);
                    NSW Fair Trading accreditation letter for individual (receipt not accepted);
                    Qualified Electrical Supervisor or Electrical Contractors license;
                    Companies contracting licence (for companies only);
                    Proof of current category training:
                          For training completed by an external RTO send transcript and statement
                           certificate;
                          For training completed at EA send photocopy of Network Passport.
                    all supporting documents verifying completed prerequisite training, as detailed in Section
                     6 below;
                    a copy of the proposed hazardous assessment procedure intended to be used by the
                     ASP;
                    relevant safe work method statements;
                    personal protective equipment (e.g. safety gloves) required for the work;
                    relevant safety equipment (e.g. rescue kits, insulating mats);
                    other equipment necessary to carry out contestable work under the category of
                     authorisation (e.g. ladders, pole platforms, electrical self testing equipment);
                    the required payment for authorisation or tax invoice verifying charges to the ASP non-
                     electricity operating account;
                    a self-portrait photograph in digital format (they can be e-mailed prior to audit or
                     interview).
                    core module training will only be recognised for a period of twelve month following initial
                     training.
                 Once all documents have been received an administration officer will contact you within two
                 weeks to organise an appointment.
                 At the successful conclusion of the authorisation process a ‘Photo Identification Card’ and
                 Network Passport will be issued to the Authorised Person.

4.7.2     Annual Renewal of Authorisation
                 The Agreement for authorisation must be renewed annually. It is the ASP’s responsibility to
                 make the necessary arrangements with EnergyAustralia for renewal of authorisation.
                 Renewal should be applied for in sufficient time to allow for processing the application and
                 issuing of new authorisation cards before the expiration of the current authorisation period.
                 The Authorised Person must attend a renewal interview to verify the annual requirements for
                 Authorisation have been fulfilled. ASP/2 is required to under go either an On-site Safety
                 Audit, or an Administration and Equipment check every alternate year. This will be notified to
                 the IP&C administration officer on receipt of the application for authorisation renewal.




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                 The following must also be provided prior to the interview, email to
                 level2asp@energy.com.au, or fax 4399 8013:
                    documentary evidence that accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading has been renewed
                     and the grade of ASP set;
                    documentary evidence with the NSW Fair Trading that the company where required for
                     companies and individual electrical contracting license has been renewed (receipt not
                     accepted);
                    Qualified Electrical Supervisor or Electrical Contractors Licence;
                    Proof of current category training:
                          For training completed by an external RTO send transcript and statement
                           certificate;
                          For training completed at EA send photocopy of Network Passport.
                    documentary evidence that all required annual refresher training has been completed.
                     For example rescue and release from live apparatus, resuscitation, electrical safety
                     rules, access permit, self testing, environmental rules and for overhead work, pole top
                     rescue;
                    self-portrait photograph in digital format (they can be e-mailed prior to audit or interview
                     to the authorising Administration Officer).
                    evidence that a successful Field Safety Audit (no non-conformities) has been completed
                     within 6 months prior to the re-authorisation date;
                    evidence of completed Hazard Assessment Checklists (HAC’s) for jobs completed in the
                     previous 12 months;
                    up to date Network Passport (Note, if the previously issued EnergyAustralia Network
                     Passport has been lost or stolen and requires replacing, a $50 recoverable charge will be
                     levied to cover the replacement costs);
                    ASP sealing pliers (For Level 2 Category 4 authorised persons);
                    the required payment for authorisation or tax invoice verifying charges to the ASP non-
                     electricity operating account;
                    evidence that all outstanding EnergyAustralia fees for monopoly services have been paid
                     (e.g. NOSW, re-inspection and Site Establishment fees);
                    evidence that there is no overdue metering equipment at the time of the authorisation
                     renewal (Level 2 Category 4 – Metering ASPs only);
                 A new ‘Photo ID’ will be issued on satisfactory completion of the renewal process.
                 Where a further authorisation category is added at a later date, the change in authorisation
                 will be taken as a renewal of the original authorisation. Subsequent renewal will occur
                 annually from that date of the change. The ASP must have the required level of accreditation
                 from the NSW Fair Trading.
                 Failure to carry out renewal of authorisation on or before the due date will lead to the
                 authorisation/s being initially suspended for a four-week period from the due date. If renewal
                 has not been carried out by the end of the four-week suspension period, the authorisation/s
                 will be cancelled. ASP’s Level 2 will not be allowed to reapply for a three (3) month period.
                 Subsequent authorisation/s will be treated as an “Initial Authorisation” and as such, the
                 applicant will be required to provide training records or “Recognised Prior Learning” (RPL)
                 from an accredited training group, plus notification of a successful “Base Line Safety Audit”
                 before the authorisation process can proceed. The initial Authorisation Fee will also be
                 charged.




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4.8       Photo Identification Card (for Authorised Persons)
                 EnergyAustralia will issue an individual photo identification card to all Authorised persons.
                 The category/ies of Authorisation, the Authorisation Number, the expiry date and the type of
                 work permitted will be indicated on the card. A new card will be issued each time upon the
                 renewal of the Authorisation, or when the person’s qualifications have been amended.
                 The photo identification card must be carried by the authorised person at all times whilst
                 performing contestable work. The card must be produced on demand to officers of
                 EnergyAustralia, WorkCover and the NSW Fair Trading. Failure to produce the card on
                 request may lead to suspension or cancellation of Authorisation.

4.9       Change of Details
                 ASPs must notify EnergyAustralia of any change in details such as accreditation or license
                 status, address or phone number, which may affect EnergyAustralia’s authorisation records.
                 Authorised Persons must notify EnergyAustralia if they leave the employment of an ASP.

4.10      Warranty
                 The ASP must guarantee completed contestable work to be free of defects due to faulty
                 materials, design or workmanship for a period three years. During the warranty period Level
                 2 ASPs will be required to pay for or carry out repairs of defective or non-compliant work
                 which has been attributed to or caused by them. The warranty conditions for Level 1 ASP
                 work are covered under an ES9 Agreement (Refer EnergyAustralia publication ES9).
                 Where the defective work:
                    cannot be repaired by the ASP due to emergency conditions such as loss of supply to a
                     customer; or
                    the ASP does not carry out repairs on defective contestable work within the stated time
                     limit,
                 EnergyAustralia will either disconnect the defective portion or rectify the defective work and
                 recover the costs from the ASP responsible.
                 Product Liability insurance, as required for accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading, will be
                 acceptable as the warranty bond for Level 2 ASP work.
                 For Level 1 projects, warranty bonds must be supplied prior to the commencement of any
                 work. Further information on warranty bonds is available in EnergyAustralia publication ES10
                 – Requirements for Electricity Connection to Developments.

4.11      Authorisation Reciprocity
                 Authorisation given by EnergyAustralia is not valid for work performed in any other Electricity
                 Distributor’s network area. An ASP with authorisation from another Electricity Distributor must
                 apply for authorisation with EnergyAustralia before carrying out contestable work on or near
                 the network. We may impose conditions or restrictions that differ from other distributors,
                 however, consideration will be given to reciprocal arrangements if appropriate.

4.12      ASP Advertising
                 ASPs with EnergyAustralia authorisation, that advertise to work on EnergyAustralia’s network
                 system, must accurately state their Accreditation and Authorisation status and the work or
                 limitation of work they are authorised to perform.
                 False or misleading advertising may lead to suspension or cancellation of Authorisation. The
                 matter may also be referred to the NSW Fair Trading recommending suspension or
                 cancellation of Accreditation.
                 In addition, ASPs must not use EnergyAustralia’s trademark or designs (including the words
                 “EnergyAustralia”) for the purpose of promoting their business.
                 The name EnergyAustralia and its various forms of signage are registered trademarks and
                 designs. EnergyAustralia will take action to protect its trademarks and designs from
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4.13      Inspection Fee
                 The inspection of contestable work performed by ASPs is deemed to be monopoly service
                 that only Electricity Distributors (i.e. EnergyAustralia) can perform. Fees for inspection and
                 other monopoly services are determined by AER and detailed in EnergyAustralia publication
                 ES5 - Charges for Network Miscellaneous and Monopoly Services.
                 The inspection fee for Level 2 contestable work is payable at the time of lodging the
                 Notification of Service Work (NOSW) forms for completed work. Inspection fees are based on
                 the accreditation grade of the ASP set by the NSW Fair Trading.
                 It should also be noted that AER has introduced an additional monopoly fee called a “Site
                 Establishment fee”. This fee applies when a new National Metering Identifier (NMI) must be
                 created for the National Electricity Market. This fee will also be charged to the Level 2 ASP at
                 the time the NOSW is submitted where it is applicable. In some cases where a NOSW is not
                 required but work by an electrical contractor initiates the creation of a new NMI, the Site
                 Establishment fee will be charged to the installing electrical contractor.
                 Inspection fees for Level 1 work, for most projects, will be estimated prior to the work
                 commencing.

4.14      Corrective Action - Reinspection Fee
                 A monopoly Re-inspection Fee will be charged to cover the cost of re-inspecting contestable
                 work, which is found not to conform to the relevant standards at the time of the initial
                 inspection.
                 Note:     These fees are further explained in EnergyAustralia publication ES5 - Charges for
                           Network Miscellaneous and Monopoly Services.

4.15      Dispute Resolution Mechanism
                 EnergyAustralia reserves the right to suspend cancel or refuse authorisation as part of the
                 Agreement for Authorisation. Disputes involving authorisation are detailed in EnergyAustralia
                 publication ES 1 - Customer Connection Information.
                 The mechanism for resolving disputes involving Accreditation are explained in the NSW Fair
                 Trading - Accreditation scheme publications.

4.16      Disciplinary Action
                 The work performed by ASPs will be regularly reviewed. Disciplinary or corrective action
                 under authorisation may be taken if customer complaints are received, unsatisfactory work is
                 revealed by inspection or excessive numbers of major defects are recorded. ASPs work
                 performance is reported to the NSW Fair Trading on a regular basis. Disciplinary and
                 corrective action relating to authorisation may also be reported to the NSW Fair Trading.
                 Where an ASP or any other person carries out work requiring authorisation without first
                 obtaining that authorisation, EnergyAustralia may prosecute under the provisions of the
                 Electricity Supply Act.
                 If an ASP is in breach of any of the conditions or rules of their authorisation, corrective action
                 will be taken. This may be in the form of a disciplinary interview, recommended additional
                 training, or suspension or cancellation of authorisation. In serious cases or for multiple
                 offences, involving licensed electrical contractor work, the matter may also be referred to the
                 NSW Fair Trading for further action.

4.17      Suspension, Cancellation or Refusal of Agreement
                 EnergyAustralia may suspend or cancel the authorisation of a person at any time on the
                 grounds of safety or non-compliance with the conditions of authorisation. This may also
                 include referral to the accrediting authority for action under the conditions for accreditation.
                 Suspension, cancellation or refusal of authorisation may also occur for any of the following
                 and may take immediate effect:
                    any breach of the conditions of authorisation;
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                    carrying out contestable work without current ASP accreditation or authorisation or
                     during suspension of accreditation or authorisation;
                    carrying out Authorised Work without completing any prerequisite or annual refresher
                     training (such as resuscitation, release and rescue and other safety training);
                    the authorised person is no longer competent (as shown by audit inspection);
                    not submitting notification forms after completing Authorised Work within the required
                     time or repeatedly failing to submit notification forms with the required information;
                    not rectifying defects in Authorised Work (revealed by inspection or fault) within the
                     required time;
                    prosecution for an offence under the Electricity Supply Act, other relevant Act or any
                     regulation under those Acts (e.g. unauthorised connections or disconnection of supply,
                     unauthorised interference with metering and service equipment seals etc);
                    giving false or misleading information to obtain authorisation;
                    on safety grounds, including risks to public safety;
                    failure to comply with the conditions as set out in the Application and Agreement for
                     Authorisation.
                 The offending ASP will be given notice in writing of the proposed cancellation or refusal of
                 authorisation outlining EnergyAustralia’s reasons and the date that it takes effect.
                 A person may appeal to EnergyAustralia for a review of a decision to refuse or cancel
                 authorisation or not lift a suspension within a reasonable time. Appeal procedures are set out
                 in publication ES1 - Customer Connection Information .
                 Any suspension may be for a period of up to 12 months.
                 Reinstatement of authorisation after suspension or cancellation must be arranged by the
                 suspended ASP through the ASP Compliance office where it originated. Note: Level 2 ASP’s
                 that are cancelled will not be eligible to reapply for three months.

4.18 Safety Checks, Accident Reporting, Safety
     Notices and Equipment Inspection
                 The ASP must provide a system of safety checks and reporting in order to maintain a safe
                 work place. In this regard EnergyAustralia requires ASPs to carry out a written hazard and
                 risk control assessment before commencing any Authorised Work (e.g. before working on an
                 overhead line, pole, pillar, cable or support carrying live equipment at any voltage).
                 As part of each job pre-hazard assessment, the ASP is responsible for assessing and
                 identifying the need for an observer as referred to in EnergyAustralia's Electrical Safety
                 Rules clause 7.7 to be present when working on or near live low voltage exposed
                 conductors. The observer must be qualified in the relevant release and rescue techniques for
                 the situation involved.
                 EnergyAustralia requires that any accident, occurring when carrying out Authorised Work,
                 must be reported to the local ASP Compliance office as soon as practicable. A written report
                 must be given following any verbal notification. ASPs must also report accidents to other
                 Authorities (i.e. to the NSW Fair Trading, WorkCover, Industry and Investment NSW (IIN)
                 etc.) in accordance with their requirements. The ASP will be required to complete a
                 Significant Electricity Network Incident (SENI) form for any serious accidents that occur and
                 submit it to DWE. For a copy of the SENI form visit DWE website on:
                 www.deus.nsw.gov.au/energy/Electricity/Significant%20Electricity%20Network%20Incidents.
                 asp.
                 The ASP is responsible for keeping up to date with information on new safety hazards and
                 changes to policies and the requirements of accreditation and authorisation. EnergyAustralia
                 notifies changes to its policies related to contestable work via Customer Installation Advice’s
                 (CIAs) and Network Standard Advice (NSAs). The latest safety notices, CIAs and NSA’s will
                 be displayed and available at EnergyAustralia’s local Customer Operation offices.
                 EnergyAustralia also provides a subscription service for this purpose and it is strongly
                 advised that ASPs consider making application for this facility (refer Appendix D for details).




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                 Alternatively, EnergyAustralia’s website can be accessed at www.energy.com.au and the
                 relevant documents can be downloaded in PDF format.
                 Authorised persons must wear the required protective clothing and use safety and testing
                 equipment and other tools in the approved manner for the type of work being performed.
                 Safety and testing equipment is the responsibility of the ASP and must be inspected and
                 maintained on a regular basis. Refer to publication EnergyAustralia’s Network Management
                 Plan – February 2009.
                 Other Australian Standards and Codes of Practice are applicable for working on electricity
                 distribution networks and must be consulted.

4.19      Bankruptcy Act
                 In accordance with the Bankruptcy Act, Section 86 – Mutual Credit and Set-Off,
                 EnergyAustralia may debit monies held by EnergyAustralia as security deposits if an ASP is
                 declared bankrupt or ceases trading. This action will be taken to recover EnergyAustralia’s
                 costs associated with unpaid monopoly fees, lost or missing metering equipment, rectification
                 of outstanding defective work still under warranty and for other costs attributable to the ASP’s
                 contestable work.

4.20      Traffic Control
                 The ASP must comply with the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) rules for Traffic Control
                 when working on RTA controlled roads and local Council requirements for other roads. The
                 ASP must be suitably trained in traffic control and/or implementing traffic control plans to suit
                 the task being undertaken. Documented safe systems of work will be required for all work on
                 roads and pedestrian thoroughfares.
                 Failure to meet these requirements could lead to disciplinary action being taken by
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5         Level 1 ASP Authorised Work

                 Level 1 ASP accreditation is required for the construction of all contestable transmission and
                 distribution assets forming part of the network such as the installation of high voltage and low
                 voltage distribution cables, pillars, poles and substations. Level 1 contestable work is
                 generally referred to as Distribution Work. (Refer ES10 - Requirements for Electricity
                 Connection to Developments). Works in which accredited work can be completed by
                 employees of ASP’s, and are not currently authorised may include the following:
                    A Greenfield site which is typically undeveloped land, and in addition where no new
                     EnergyAustralia assets exist;
                    Proposed URD, Commercial, or Industrial subdivision;
                    Extension onto private property when EnergyAustralia assets do not exist.
                 Note:     These people must not work or near EnergyAustralia’s Network i.e. within 500mm
                           of existing assets.
                 The ASP or the ASP’s employees must also have specific EnergyAustralia authorisation as
                 detailed in EnergyAustralia’s Electrical Safety Rules and this document (ES4) when working
                 on or near the distribution and transmission network.
                 Authorisation for Level 1 contestable work generally falls into the following categories:
                          Work on or near EnergyAustralia’s overhead distribution mains and equipment
                           (including pole mounted substations);
                          Work on or near EnergyAustralia’s underground distribution mains and equipment
                           (including ground level substations);
                          Construction of or work associated with overhead or underground connected
                           substations including entry into EnergyAustralia’s substations where the area of the
                           substation under access is de-energised;
                    A substation overhead or underground supplied that has been Free Issued and landed
                     on a site. When cables or conductors can be connected to the substation then the
                     associated mains will require authorised workers.
                          Work requiring EnergyAustralia Access Permits.
                 Note:     Where it is proposed to work on EnergyAustralia’s existing pit and ducts system,
                           EnergyAustralia must give prior approval for each particular job before proceeding.

5.1       Use of Equipping Permits
                 All level 1 projects must be covered by an Equipping Permit (EP). The Electrical Safety Rules
                 state that the EP must be “On-site prior to the commencement of any work on the mains and
                 apparatus intended for commissioning”.
                 At the commencement of the project the ASP must fully complete the first section of the EP,
                 stating the responsible party, project and contact details. At the same time a HV or LV
                 diagram of the proposed work must be completed on the rear of the EP.
                 The EP must be placed at the first available connection point between the new Network
                 assets (e.g. pillar or pole) and the existing EnergyAustralia Network. If a new kiosk substation
                 is onsite the EP should be moved from the pillar or pole to the kiosk.
                 All work groups MUST sign off their portion of the work as complete or incomplete. The ASP
                 responsible for the entire project must sign of the ASP section of the EP on behalf of
                 themselves and any other subcontractor they the ASP used during the project. The mains
                 and apparatus can not be commissioned until the EP has been signed off.
                 The sign off states that all work is completed and ready to be energised and any further work
                 MUST be covered by an Access Permit.
                 Equipping permit books (Form # A.629), each containing 50 permits, can be ordered from the
                 EnergyAustralia printers (Ph # 02 4951 9671).




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5.2       Working On or Near the Network
                 Clause 3.3 of EnergyAustralia’s Electrical Safety Rules (EA’s ESR) states “The Regulation
                 requires that persons who carry out work on or near the transmission or distribution network
                 must be qualified under the relevant requirements of the Network Management Plan. In
                 EnergyAustralia, authorisation in accordance with the Network Management Plan is recorded
                 in a Network Passport (Personal Training Records), or on an Authorisation Card, which must
                 be shown when requested.”
                 Training and qualification requirements as set out in clause 3.1 of EA ESR’s require that that
                 all employees who work on electrical mains and apparatus must:
                    be trained and qualified appropriately for the work in accordance with the requirements of
                     the Network Management Plan;
                    be physically capable to do the work safely;
                    have received the EnergyAustralia Electrical Safety Rules book, which complies with the
                     requirements of the Network Management Plan.
                 EnergyAustralia also requires that during the previous 12 months, all employees, where it is
                 relevant to the work, must have:
                    received appropriate instruction in approved procedures for release, rescue and
                     resuscitation;
                    demonstrated adequate knowledge of the requirements of the Electrical Safety Rules.
                     This is done by the Electrical Safety Rules Competency Assessment.”
                 If an employee of an ASP is working on EnergyAustralia’s mains or apparatus, they must be
                 an authorised person. If an employee of an ASP is working near EnergyAustralia’s mains
                 and apparatus then they must either be an authorised person or be directly supervised by
                 an authorised person.
                 All authorised persons carrying out Level 1 contestable work must have their EnergyAustralia
                 Network passports and authorisation cards on site and available at all times during the
                 project. Failure to provide this identification when requested will lead to the persons being
                 instructed to leave the site and a non-conformance will be issued for the breach. Any further
                 breaches of this requirement may lead to disciplinary action being taken on either or both the
                 individual and the company.
                 Please refer to EnergyAustralia’s Electrical Safety Rules for further information.

5.3       Apprentices – Level 1 Work Only
                 As noted in the level 1 NSW Fair Trading Accreditation scheme, “apprentices and trainees
                 under the direct and immediate on site supervision of a person suitably qualified for the type
                 of work involved may carry out work for training purposes”.
                 The following EnergyAustralia requirements must be adhered to at all times whilst working on
                 or near the network. Note that these conditions only apply to apprentice lineworkers and
                 apprentice cable jointers:
                    under no circumstances are apprentices allowed to work on live mains or apparatus;
                    they must be under direct and immediate supervision at all times by an appropriately
                     qualified authorised person for the task being carried out;
                    the apprentices must have successfully completed the appropriate National competency
                     module for the task being carried out, e.g. polymeric cable jointing, paper lead cable
                     jointing, Overhead mains installation.
                 Apprentices may work under access permit conditions so long as the above conditions are
                 maintained, but shall not be the access permit recipient.
                 Note:     For overhead work this would only be possible working from an elevated work
                           platform.
                 Apprentices are permitted to work on Greenfield sites where there are no existing
                 EnergyAustralia assets. The work is to be carried out under adequate supervision and
                 checked by a qualified authorised tradesperson prior to connection. The appropriate training




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                 modules as identified in point 3 above must be completed. Some examples of Greenfield
                 sites are:
                    a new Underground Reticulation Development (URD) on a site where no existing assets
                     are located; or
                    an overhead rural extension where no existing assets are located.

5.4       Cable Identification
                 On all sites that are covered by an Equipping Permit, the ASP must fix a warning tag to the
                 end of any cables that are in the vicinity of other new (i.e. another ASP on EnergyAustralia
                 capital works) or existing cables, which may or may not be energised. This precaution must
                 be taken to prevent inadvertent connection and energisation of the project.
                 The tag shall have, but not be limited to the following information:
                    company name;
                    contact name, and phone number;
                    location of Equipping Permit.
                 The warning tag shall be permanently and indelibly attached to the cable end in an approved
                 manner, e.g. laminated, glued and fixed with nylon ties.
                 All unused cables are to be short-circuited and capped as per EnergyAustralia’s Network
                 Standard 130 – Specification for Laying of Underground cables up to 22kV.

5.5       Task Categories for Level 1 Authorised Work
                 All Level 1 ASP’s and their employees must ensure that they only perform work for which
                 they are authorised to do. If they are found to be in breach of this, the individual and
                 company’s authorisation may be suspended or cancelled.
                 Appendix F outlines the scope of tasks that each authorised person may conduct during
                 Level 1 authorised projects.
                 A nominated supervisor with the designated authority to resolve issues must be on site for
                 the commissioning day of Level 1 projects to resolve issues.
                 EnergyAustralia construction keys for construction locks on substations will be issued to
                 certain authorised ASP/1 employees. The requirements to be issued a construction key are
                 the employees must be either Electricians or Cable Jointers, and must have completed
                 substation entry training. If authorised ASP employees require a construction key, please
                 contact the IP&C office.

5.6       Level 1 Requirements for Site Supervision
                 All Level 1 ASP’s must provide adequate supervision for their employees on site. The person
                 deemed the supervisor must ensure that they perform in a safe and timely manner. They will
                 be responsible for there ensuring the correct equipment is on site, kiosk landings, interface
                 between EnergyAustralia Compliance Officers, and they MUST be present during
                 commissioning.

5.7       Live Cable Jointing
                 Live cable jointing is only permitted on Low Voltage XLPE cables in accordance with ESR’s
                 Clause 7.3 – Exposed Live Low Voltage Mains and Apparatus. Appropriate authorisation is
                 required. Live work is not permitted on aluminium sheathed CONSAC cable. Live work on
                 paper lead will only be permitted after special consideration is given by IP&C.




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6         Level 2 ASP Authorised Work

                 Level 2 accreditation is required for the installation and the disconnection / reconnection of
                 overhead and underground service lines and metering equipment. All level 2 ASP work is
                 regarded as working on or near EnergyAustralia’s distribution network and requires specific
                 Authorisation as explained in this section.
                 Note:     The ASP must obtain prior approval from EnergyAustralia and be issued with an
                           “Installation Job Number” by submitting an Application for Connection in advance
                           before:
                            installing overhead and underground service lines greater than 100 Amps;
                            installing underground tee-jointed services;
                            work involving “pit and duct” system;
                            installing and removing all metering equipment;
                            installing Special Small Services;
                            installing mid-span or suspended overhead service lines; and
                            permanently disconnecting and removing service lines to an installation.
                 Clarification should be obtained in advance from the Local ASP Compliance office before
                 carrying out any Level 2 contestable service work if the ASP is unsure of the service and
                 installation requirements.
                 If the contestable work requires the temporary disconnection of other customers, then the
                 ASP must make suitable arrangements with the local EnergyAustralia ASP Compliance
                 office. These arrangements may include application for disconnection/reconnection, issue of
                 LV clearance to work or access permit and formal notification of the affected customers.

6.1       Standard Authorisation and Optional Endorsements
                 Authorisation Categories 2 - Underground and 3 - Overhead below consist of the following
                 components:
                    Standard Authorisation;
                    Additional Optional Endorsements.
                 Applicants seeking an Optional Endorsement must first obtain the relevant Standard
                 Authorisation, Category 2 (201) or Category 3 (301). The applicant must also have the
                 required prerequisite qualifications and competencies.

6.2       Category 1 - Disconnection and Reconnection (D&R) (101)
                 (a) This authorisation permits ASPs to disconnect and reconnect supply (up to and including
                     400A) to EXISTING installations, at the Point of Supply (i.e. the connection of the service
                     line to the customer’s installation, this does not include EnergyAustralia assets e.g.
                     pillars, poles, substations etc). It applies to points of attachment, mains connection
                     boxes, private customer pillar terminals and underground service cable connections at
                     the customer’s service fuse. The authorisation does not permit the reconnection of new
                     services to EnergyAustralia’s Network.
                      It does not permit connection of NEW installations prior to inspection or work on service
                       line connections (underground or overhead) including disconnection and reconnection at
                       the Network Connection Point on EnergyAustralia’s distribution mains (i.e. at
                       EnergyAustralia’s distribution mains in the street, at poles, pillars or substations).
                      Disconnection and reconnection is required, for example, where replacement
                      consumer’s mains are being installed. A maximum of ten (10) working days will be
                      allowed before the installation is deemed to be permanently disconnected.
                      Disconnection may only be carried out after removal of any load by switching the main
                      switch/es OFF. The neutral conductor is the last conductor to be disconnected after all
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                      first) All necessary safety checks such as polarity, phase rotation, insulation resistance
                      and potential rise on exposed metallic fixtures must be carried out. (Refer to approved
                      training procedures.)
                      Reconnection of premises, where work has been carried out on the customer’s
                      installation, must not be made until the ASP has a copy of a fully and correctly
                      completed Certificate of Compliance Electrical Work (CCEW) form from the electrical
                      contractor responsible for the installation work. The CCEW must indicate that the
                      installation has been tested and it is safe to reconnect.
                      A NOSW form must be submitted by all ASPs that cover any work carried out under
                      Authorisation. This authorisation also requires the ASP to ensure both the NOSW and
                      CCEW are submitted to EnergyAustralia together. EnergyAustralia may inspect the
                      installation after its reconnection. A NOSW MUST be onsite for review on the day of
                      energisation for any projects over 100Amps.
                 (b) Primarily for the purpose of repairs to structural fixtures at the point of attachment of
                     overhead service lines, authorisation in this category permits the alteration or relocation
                     of an existing overhead point of attachment (P of A) provided the:
                          relocation is on the same structure (i.e. not from a house to a private pole or one
                           building to another building);
                          relocation is no more than 0.8 metres from the original point of attachment;
                          tension on the service line can be safely maintained during the relocation;
                          correct clearances can be maintained during and after the relocation;
                          overhead service cable is XLPE insulated and the insulation shows no sign of
                           deterioration in any way which would cause an unsafe relocation procedure (inter-
                           piercing connectors IPCs should be left fixed to the service line with the
                           disconnection carried out on the consumer mains side);
                          existing service cable is of sufficient length. Cutting or jointing (piecing in) is not
                           permitted;
                          new P of A is ready, to allow the relocation to be completed straight away;
                          service line does not cross a roadway;
                          relocated service line installation must comply with the current Service Rules.
                      If any of the above conditions cannot be met or the relocation cannot be carried out in a
                       safe manner as determined by a risk assessment, arrangements should be made with
                       EnergyAustralia, or an ASP with Category 3 Authorisation, to disconnect the service
                       from EnergyAustralia’s street mains.
                      Disconnected overhead service cables must not be coiled on EnergyAustralia’s street
                      poles or laid on the ground.
                 (c) This category permits the replacement of service fuses and bases at hinged switchboard
                     panels (including wooden panels). The following special precautions must be observed
                     whilst carrying out this work:
                          Precaution should be taken when removing the retaining screw on wooden panels
                           to ensure the speed nut does not drop and make contact with any the bare stud
                           contacts at the back of the panel.
                          If the original service fuse base with exposed stud connectors on a hinged wooden
                           panel has been replaced with a modern enclosed type fuse, the switchboard panel
                           must be indelibly labelled ‘NEW SERVICE FUSES.’ If the board does not have this
                           labelling, the ASP is only permitted to open the board to work on the service fuses
                           after arrangements have been made to isolate the supply remotely from the board
                           (e.g. disconnection at the point of attachment)
                      Note:           It is the customer’s responsibility to fund the cost of supplying and installing
                                      new and replacement service fuses.




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                      The replacement of existing 70 amp assemblies (base and element) with 100 amps is
                      only necessary in the following situations:
                          if additional load is to be connected and the electrical demand of the installation, as
                           calculated by AS/NZS 3000 - Wiring Rules, exceeds 70A per phase;
                          if the consumers mains are being replaced or additional phases of supply are
                           required;
                          if additional metering equipment is being installed.
                  (d) This category does not permit disconnection at ‘black bakelite wall mounted service
                      boxes’. Due to the safety hazards associated with these boxes, specific arrangements
                      must be made with EnergyAustralia prior to commencing work.

6.3       Category 2 - Underground Service Cables
6.3.1     Standard Authorisation (201)
                 This authorisation permits the following work:
                 (a) Installation of an underground service cable in public roadway, up to a rating of 400
                     amps. This includes the connection of the cable at the Customer terminals and the
                     attachment to EnergyAustralia’s street pole up to 3 metres from ground level. It does not
                     permit the installation of a direct distributor or the jointing or connection of underground
                     service cables rated over 100 amps to EnergyAustralia’s distribution mains (the Network
                     Connection Point). Endorsement 211 below is required for jointing and the electrical
                     connection at the Network Connection Point for cables rated over 100 amps up to 400
                     amps.
                      Note: 1.      This authorisation does not permit the connection and energising of
                                    underground service cables of greater rating than 100 amps.
                              2.    All installations, Main Switchboards, submains and sub-boards of greater
                                    rating than 100 amps MUST be inspected by EnergyAustralia prior to
                                    energising.
                 (b) Straight-through jointing of XLPE service cables and the electrical connection at
                     EnergyAustralia’s Network Connection Point, of underground service lines up to a rating
                     of 100 amps.
                 (c) This category permits disconnection/reconnection of existing underground service
                     cables rated up to a rating of 100 amps at an underground Network Connection Point
                     and the Point of Supply.
                 (d) It also permits the disconnection/reconnection of underground service cables up to a
                     rating of 400 amps at the Point of Supply only.
                      Connection at the Network Connection Point may be at any of the following but not at an
                      EnergyAustralia distribution substation (including pole substations) or on overhead
                      distribution mains and conductors:
                          pillar
                          pillar standard
                          straight through joint onto an XLPE service cable (tail).
                 The ASP must be in possession of a copy of the CCEW, covering the electrical installation
                 work by the electrical contractor, prior to carrying out the underground service cable work to
                 ensure the installation work is ready for connection. The connections at the service fuses on
                 the customer’s switchboard must also be ready and terminated prior to pulling the new
                 service cable into EnergyAustralia’s distribution pillar or pillar standard.
                 All necessary safety checks and tests must be carried out in accordance with the approved
                 training procedures before the service cable is energised. Tests must include polarity, phase
                 rotation, insulation resistance and potential rise on exposed metallic fixtures.
                 The pre-job hazard assessment check must assess and identify the need for an observer as
                 referred to in EnergyAustralia's ESR’s clause 7.7 to be present when working on or near live
                 LV exposed equipment as required by EnergyAustralia’s ESR’s.




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                 Upon completion of the installation of an underground service cable, an accurately
                 completed NOSW form must be submitted, as follows:
                    to the ASP Category 4 - Metering (where the work is to be carried out by a different
                     ASP), if there is associated metering installation work, e.g. energising a new installation;
                    To EnergyAustralia’s ASP Compliance office within two working days of energising the
                     contestable works or where there is no associated contestable metering installation work.
                 The NOSW form must include an “as constructed” sketch of the service cable route and
                 location details from the Network Connection Point on the distribution mains to the Point of
                 Supply at the customer’s installation. The sketch is to be drawn on a separate plan that must
                 be attached to the NOSW form (refer Appendix B, NOSW form page 2). Details to be shown
                 on the as construction sketch are shown in EnergyAustralia publication NUS100 - Field
                 Recording of Network Assets and the Service and Installation Rules of NSW.
                 Where there is metering work associated with the underground service cable work, the
                 Category 4 (Metering) ASP is responsible for submitting completed copies of all the following
                 forms to EnergyAustralia within two working days of completing the metering installation and
                 energising the contestable work:
                    NOSW form for the metering installation work;
                    NOSW form, from the ASP. Category 2, for the service cable installation work;
                    CCEW form, from the electrical contractor, for the installation wiring work, if applicable.
                 Note:     This category does not permit connection of underground service mains to
                           EnergyAustralia’s overhead street mains (UG/OH). Category 3 Authorisation is
                           required for this work. Also Level 2 ASP’s are not permitted to under-take any live
                           jointing work.
                 This category of authorisation permits the installation of a new underground service cable
                 and the subsequent energisation of the under ground service cable up to the service fuses
                 only and does not permit energising past the line side of the service fuse (or service circuit
                 breaker). The following procedure must be followed:
                    When Service Mains have been installed prior to energisation the mains must be short
                     circuited, sealed, identified, and danger tagged. ;
                    The service fuse cartridges must be removed and the empty fuse carriers inserted to
                     ensure the installation is left safe. The fuse cartridges must be left at the rear of the
                     meter panel. Where a service circuit breaker is used in lieu of service fuses, the switch
                     must be secured in the “OFF” position;
                    A tag or warning tape must be fixed to the service fuse carrier (or circuit breaker) warning
                     other ASPs and electrical contractors that the service has been connected and energised
                     on the line side;
                    The tag should display a notice to indicate that “only ASPs with suitable Category 4
                     Authorisation are permitted to remove the tag (or warning tape) and energise to the main
                     switch/es or isolation points after installing metering equipment”. (Refer clause 7.5 -
                     Category 4 Authorisation for more details.)
6.3.2     400A Optional Endorsement (211)
                 In addition to the standard Category 2 Authorisation this endorsement permits the ‘straight-
                 through’ jointing and the connection including the disconnection and reconnection of XLPE
                 cables rated up to and including 400A at EnergyAustralia’s Network Connection Point. The
                 pot-ending, and tee-jointing of cables other than XLPE is not permitted.
                 Appropriate training and/or competency assessment in service cable jointing and terminating
                 techniques for cable sizes up to and including 400 amps is a prerequisite for this
                 endorsement.
                 This endorsement does not permit the connection of direct distributors (i.e. dedicated service
                 cables originating at an EnergyAustralia distribution substation). Only Level 1 ASPs with
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6.3.3     Tee Joint Optional Endorsement (221)
                 This endorsement permits the installation of XLPE to XLPE tee-joints of underground service
                 cables to EnergyAustralia’s low voltage distributor cables. Appropriate training and/or
                 competency assessment in tee jointing techniques is a prerequisite for this endorsement.
                 Prior approval must be obtained from EnergyAustralia before carrying out any tee-joint
                 service connection. Contact the local Customer Operations Planning office for written
                 approval before proceeding with this type of underground joint.

6.3.4     Connections to Paper Lead Distribution Cables
                 Level 2 category 2 ASP’s are not permitted to make service connections to existing paper
                 lead distribution cables. If a service is required to be connected to this type of cable the
                 following methods (in order of preference) shall apply:
                 1.   A new EnergyAustralia distribution pillar shall be installed by a Level 1 ASP. This is
                      achieved by extending the existing paper lead cable with an appropriate length of XLPE.
                      The level 2 category 2 ASP may then connect to the new pillar.
                 2.   A new private pillar located on the customer’s property shall be installed by a Level 1
                      ASP, via a tee joint to the paper lead cable. The level 2 category 2 ASP may then
                      connect to the new pillar.
                 3.   A tee connected service shall be installed as an absolute last resort by a Level 1 ASP.
                 For each of these methods a level 1 project must be arranged with the local EnergyAustralia
                 ASP Compliance office. Any cable jointing work conducted on the paper lead distribution
                 cable must be carried out by an authorised level 1 paper lead cable jointer.
                 Note 1:   Upgrades of the Network to provide a Level 2 connection for loads up to and
                           including 200amps, will in most cases be funded by EnergyAustralia.

6.4       Category 3 - Overhead Service Lines
6.4.1     100-400A Standard Authorisation (301)
                 This authorisation permits the following work involving overhead service lines rated at 100 to
                 400 amps (maximum), which may be carried out prior to inspection by EnergyAustralia:
                     the installation of a new overhead service line;
                     the connection of the new overhead service line at the Network Connection Point and at
                      the Point of Supply;
                     the disconnection and reconnection of existing overhead service lines at an overhead
                      Network Connection Point and Point of Supply.
                 Note:     All installations, Main Switchboards, submains and sub-boards of greater rating
                           than 100 amps MUST be inspected by EnergyAustralia prior to energising.
                 The ASP must be in possession of a copy of the CCEW form, covering the electrical
                 installation work by the electrical contractor, prior to carrying out the service line work to
                 ensure the installation work is ready for connection.
                 All necessary safety checks and tests must be carried out in accordance with the approved
                 training procedures before the service line is energised. Tests must include polarity, phase
                 rotation, insulation resistance and potential rise on exposed metallic fixtures.
                 The pre-job hazard assessment check must assess and identify the need for an observer as
                 referred to in EnergyAustralia’s ESR’s clause 7.7 to be present when working on or near live
                 LV exposed equipment as required by EnergyAustralia’s ESR’s. The observer must also be
                 authorised in accordance with EnergyAustralia’s ESR’s and qualified to perform pole top
                 release and rescue from live equipment. Note, it is a requirement of EnergyAustralia’s ESR’s
                 that an observer must be in attendance when an ASP is working with their body through live
                 overhead distribution mains.
                 Where an Elevated Work Platform is used to carry out work, a safety observer must be
                 present whilst the work in being performed in accordance with ISSC26 clause 7 (c). The
                 safety observer must be appropriately trained as specified in ISSC26 clause 8. The safety
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                 providing they do not work on or near the network, and the safety observer cannot carry out
                 or assist in any level 2 contestable work.
                 This category permits energising the service line and consumer mains up to the line side of
                 the service fuses only and does not permit energising past the line side of the service fuse
                 (or service circuit breaker). The following procedure must be followed:
                    When Service Mains have been installed prior to energisation, and will not be energised
                     on day, the mains must be sealed, identified, and danger tagged.
                    The service fuse cartridges must be removed and the empty fuse carriers inserted to
                     ensure the installation is left safe. The fuse cartridges must be left at the rear of the
                     meter panel. Where a service circuit breaker is used in lieu of service fuses, the switch
                     must be secured in the “OFF” position.
                    A tag or warning tape must also be fixed to the service fuse carrier (or the circuit breaker)
                     warning other ASPs and electrical contractors that the service has been connected and
                     energised on the line side.
                    The service main from the Network Connection Point to the service fuses must be
                     energised on the same day of installation.
                 The tag should display a notice to indicate that only ASPs with suitable Category 4
                 Authorisation are permitted to remove the tag (or warning tape) and energise to the main
                 switch/es or isolation points after installing the metering equipment and carrying out the
                 required pre-energisation checks.
                 Upon completion of all authorised service line installation work a completed NOSW form
                 must be submitted, as follows:
                    to the ASP Category 4 (Metering) where there is associated metering installation work
                     (e.g. new installations);
                    to EnergyAustralia within two working days of energising the contestable works. Where
                     there is no associated metering installation work, the Category 3 ASP must submit the
                     completed NOSW to EnergyAustralia within two working days upon completion of the
                     contestable work (e.g. disconnection and reconnection for installation repairs).
                 The NOSW form must include an “as constructed” sketch of the overhead service line route
                 showing details from the Network Connection Point at the overhead distribution mains
                 through to the connection at the Point of Supply. The sketch is to be drawn on a separate
                 plan that must be attached to the NOSW form (Refer Appendix B page 2 and Figure No.1).
                 Further details required on “as constructed” sketches are contained in EnergyAustralia
                 publication NUS100 - Field Recording of Network Assets.
                 Where there is metering work associated with the overhead service line work, the Category 4
                 (Metering) ASP is responsible for submitting completed copies of all the following forms to
                 EnergyAustralia within two working days of completing the metering installation and
                 energising the contestable work:
                    NOSW form for the metering installation work;
                    NOSW form, from the ASP Category 3, for the service line installation work;
                    CCEW form, from the electrical contractor, for the installation wiring work, if applicable.
                 Level 2 Category 3 Authorisation does not permit the connection of overhead service lines at
                 EnergyAustralia’s pole substations due of the numerous variations in construction and
                 proximity to high voltage. This work can only be carried out by an appropriately authorised
                 Level 1 ASP after obtaining specific approval for each connection. In some cases the pole
                 substation may need to be de-energised to allow the connection.
                 Overhead and underground service connections (new or upgraded) at pole substations are
                 only permitted as a last resort. A new private Pole A or midspan connected service (where
                 LV ABC distribution mains exist) must be installed, where this would avoid a service
                 connection at a pole substation.
                 The Application for Connection form must indicate whether a service line connection at a
                 pole substation is being proposed. EnergyAustralia must assess these particular applications
                 and the project may only proceed where EnergyAustralia grants approval. A fee for
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                 The ASP must allow a minimum of 10 working days after submitting a request to
                 EnergyAustralia’s local ASP Compliance office for assessment/approval of the proposed
                 service connection.
                 Where EnergyAustralia approves a service connection at a pole substation, the service line
                 and connections must be provided by the ASP (refer to ES10 for other requirements).
                 If the pole substation is located on a customer’s premises, a maximum of one set of
                 consumers mains (either underground or overhead) to the customer and one service line
                 (either underground or overhead) to an adjoining property will be permitted. A suitable
                 easement as required by the Service and Installation Rules of NSW must be obtained for the
                 cross-property service line.

6.4.2     Suspended and Midspan Services Optional Endorsement (311)
                 This endorsement permits the installation and connection of suspended and midspan
                 connected services. These types of overhead service connections may only be used as a
                 last resort to avoid property crossing. An elevating work platform (EWP) must be used to
                 erect these services (Refer to NS124).
                 The following additional qualifications are required for this endorsement:
                    Elevating Work Platform training qualifications;
                    ISSC 26. Interim Guide for Operating Cranes and Plant in Proximity to Overhead Power
                     Lines or WorkCover equivalent qualifications.
                 Midspan and suspended services can only be erected where the service connection from
                 one pole is not possible and LV ABC distributor mains do not exist. In either case the ASP
                 must check with the local ASP Compliance office for approval before erecting this type of
                 service. EnergyAustralia may need to carry out a site inspection prior to approving their use.

6.5       Category 4 - Metering and Energising (401)
                 Note 1: AEMO Accredited Approved Metering Providers, who have separate
                         accreditation to install contestable Type 1-4 rule compliant metering, must also
                         obtain Category 4 authorisation prior to working on existing EnergyAustralia
                         metering equipment installed in the EnergyAustralia’s network area.
                 Note 2: Level 2 ASPs are NOT permitted to relocate, remove or alter any part of a type 1 –
                         4 rule compliant metering installation. Any metering work conducted on these
                         installations is only to be carried out by an accredited AEMO metering provider.
                         These metering installations consist of electronic meters, both WC and CT and HV,
                         and are commonly associated with communications devices. See EnergyAustralia’s
                         ES 3 document for definitions.
                 ASPs must be specifically authorised under the conditions detailed in this document before
                 energising new installations.
                 Category 4 Authorisation permits ASPs to install and energise Type 5 & 6 whole current
                 meters and load control equipment for new and existing installations within the
                 EnergyAustralia network area as defined in Chapter 7 of the National Electricity Rules. This
                 includes grid connected metering (as per ES1) and energising alterations and additions to
                 existing installations and the replacement of controlled load (off-peak) relays or time clocks
                 associated with a change of tariff or due to defective customer equipment.
                 Note:     ASP’s are not permitted to replace defective existing metering equipment and
                           EnergyAustralia will not accept any charges from an ASP or their customer for
                           replacing defective EnergyAustralia equipment, which would normally be replaced
                           free of charge by EnergyAustralia.
                 Current transformer metering and the bridging out of defective load control devices are not
                 permitted under this authorisation.
                 There are two options for energising installations with a total load less than 100 amps:
                 Option 1.      Energise to the main switch/es or point of isolation only. (“Gold tag” option -
                                explained later); or
                 Option 2.      Energise the complete installation.



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                 Where the rating of a new service exceeds 100 amps, EnergyAustralia must inspect the
                 service line installation, consumer’s mains, main switchboard and sub-boards exceeding 100
                 amps, CT (current transformer) metering and any unmetered submains supplying multiple
                 metered tenants before energisation. If compliant, EnergyAustralia will then energise the
                 inspected portions of the installation.
                 Note: Service Mains above 100Amps may be energized up to the line side of the Service
                 Fuses only prior to a mandatory inspection.
                 Where the unmetered sections of the installation being energised are not terminated at
                 permanently installed metering, EnergyAustralia will leave a ‘blue tag’ indicating that the
                 submains have been energised at that point. If whole current metering is to be installed, an
                 ASP with suitable Category 4 Authorisation can proceed with the metering installation. (Refer
                 Appendix E for Examples) CT metered portions of an installation must be inspected prior to
                 energising beyond the metering.
                 High voltage installations and installations in hazardous areas must be inspected by
                 EnergyAustralia prior to energising.
                 EnergyAustralia must be notified within two working days upon completion of all Category 4
                 Authorised work. A Notification Of Service Work (NOSW) form, together with the CCEW,
                 must be submitted. Site Establishment and Inspection (monopoly) fees may be applicable
                 and are detailed in EnergyAustralia’s publication ES5.
                 When removing EnergyAustralia metering equipment, the ASP Category 4 must firstly read
                 and record ALL the meter register consumption data and then return the equipment, together
                 with the required notification (NOSW) form, to the local Field Operations office within two
                 working days.
                 Prior to removing any EnergyAustralia metering equipment the ASP Category 4 must
                 determine if the existing metering arrangement is configured for bi-directional or Energy Buy
                 Back metering. This configuration can be determined by labeling attached to the metering
                 equipment stating “Energy Buy Back”, “Import/Export”, or appropriate structure (refer to ES3).
                 If the metering at these sites needs to be replaced or upgraded, the ASP Category 4 must
                 contact the local Field Operations office for further instruction prior to carrying out any work.

6.5.1     Preliminary Arrangements
                 Before carrying out work involving the installation and energising of meters and load control
                 equipment at new and existing installations:
                 (a) The ASP must have been issued an EnergyAustralia job number for each separately
                     metered portion of the installation. Job numbers are created upon receipt of an
                     Application for Connection form for each installation;
                 (b) The contestable metering work is the final segment of the electrical work at an
                     installation prior to energising. As such, the ASP must have a copy of the NOSW form,
                     covering the service line installation, to ensure the service line has been completed
                     ready for metering.
                      The ASP Category 4 must also obtain a copy of the CCEW form from the electrical
                      contractor to ensure the customer's electrical installation is completed and ready for
                      metering and energisation. The ASP Category 4 is to submit these forms together with a
                      NOSW form covering their own work (metering/energisation) upon completion of the
                      work.

6.5.2     Pre-Energising Checks
                 Prior to commencing any metering installation work, the ASP is required to check the service
                 line and meter panel wiring, up to the main switch/es or first isolation point/s on the load side
                 of the metering, to ensure the work is satisfactory.

                 Any further reference to a main switch or main switches shall also be taken to mean the first
                 isolation point or points on the load side of metering.
                 The check shall be made for compliance with the current Service Rules and AS/NZS 3000 -
                 Wiring Rules, and in particular, the installation work shall be tested and checked to ensure
                 compliance with Section 6 of AS/NZS 3000. The testing procedures set out in AS 3017 -
                 Electrical Installations Testing Guidelines shall be applied




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                 The following must be checked:
                 (a) All new or altered service lines to an installation must not cross an adjoining private
                     property, unless covered by a suitable easement. Existing unaltered overhead service
                     lines, that cross adjacent property/ies and not covered by an appropriate easement, may
                     be retained providing the property owner/s being encroached do not raise objection and
                     all reasonable steps have been taken to minimize the costs of a future relocation. For
                     example, re-positioning the service bracket or re-routing the consumer’s mains.
                 (b) The service line is installed correctly in accordance with the Service Rules. For example
                     it has the correct clearance height, method of attachment, service fuses are installed
                     correctly and energised on the line side, the polarity is correct, metallic poles and
                     structures are bonded and the earthing has been correctly installed, etc.
                 (c) The meter box and any other exposed metal fixtures (downpipes, balustrades, etc), that
                     may be in contact with metallic guttering or aluminum foil sarking are not above earth
                     potential. All accessible external metal fixtures at ground level must be checked for
                     potential rise above earth. This can be achieved for example by bringing a proximity
                     voltage tester (volt stick) close to the metal under test.
                 (d) That the consumer’s mains, switchboard, earthing and wiring for the metering equipment
                     have been installed correctly and in accordance with the information contained on the
                     CCEW.
                 (e) That the CCEW has been completed correctly to show the type of work performed, and
                     that the work does not include a hazardous location or high voltage work.

                                                      IMPORTANT NOTE
                 The ASP must not carry out any work unless they are completely satisfied that the
                 service line and panel wiring has been installed correctly, tested and is safe.
                 Disciplinary action will be taken against an ASP for energising unsafe installations or
                 for not taking adequate precautions. If it is found during an inspection that the
                 metering and/or energising work was carried out at an installation containing service
                 defects or major installation safety breaches that the ASP Category 4 was responsible
                 for checking, EnergyAustralia will defect both the installing electrical contractor, the
                 ASP Category 2 or 3 (service installer) and the ASP Category 4.

                 Although the installation or removal of metering involving current transformers is not
                 permitted under this Authorisation, ASPs should be aware that secondary winding of CT’s
                 must be bridged out for safety until connected to the metering circuit by EnergyAustralia or
                 an AEMO accredited Metering Provider.

6.5.3     Option 1- Energising to the Main Switch/es only
                 For installations rated below 100 amps, after carrying out the pre-energising checks the ASP
                 can:
                 (a) Install the meters and load control equipment.
                 (b) Test the installation up to the main switch/es in accordance with Clause 1.5 of the
                     AS/NZS 3000. Tests shall include earth resistance, and insulation resistance.
                 (c) Test the neutral integrity using the earth fault loop impedance test as per AS/NZS 3017.
                 (d) Verify that the switchboard labeling indicates that the meters are metering the correct
                     segments of the installation and the load control equipment is controlling the correct
                     loads.
                 (e) Place the main switch/es in the off position and insert the service fuse elements.




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                 (f)   Test the metering installation up to the main switch/es for correct polarity and phase
                       sequence (rotation). The metering equipment MUST be left energised.
                 (g) Seal all metering and service equipment including the service fuses, service neutral links
                     and unmetered equipment using the approved seals and sealing pliers.
                 (h) Seal the main switch/es in the OFF position and attach a ‘Gold Tag’. The Gold tag must
                     indicate that the installation is energised up to the main switch/es only and can only be
                     energised by a licencsed electrical contractor after testing the installation (as per the
                     CCEW) and checking it is safe to energise. (Refer Appendix E for examples);


                                                ELECTRICITY CONNECTION
                              CAUTION: Occupier Please Note!
                              Electricity supply has been made availableONLY to this isolation
                              point and not to the rest of the installationfor your safety.
                              Electrical contractor:........................................................................
                              (telephone ...................................) is responsible for the testing
                              and the electrical safety of your installationand giving you a
                              copy of the Certificate of Compliance Electrical work                    (CCEW) form
                              This tag can only be removed and the rest of the installation
                              energised by an Electrical Contractor responsible for testing
                              your installation after checking it is safe to do so.

                               Date:.................................              Job No .................................
                                                                                              From No: CS WI 1/97.F1
                                                                                                          A.600


                                                                              The ‘Gold Tag’
                 (Gold tags can be purchased from EnergyAustralia’s Printing Section, phone (02) 49519671)

6.5.4     Option 2 - Energising the Complete Installation
                 After carrying out the pre-energising checks the ASP can:
                 (a) Install the meters and load control equipment.
                 (b) Test the metering installation up to the main switch/es in accordance with Clause 1.5 of
                     the AS/NZS3000. Tests shall include earth resistance and insulation resistance.
                 (c) Verify that the switchboard labeling indicates that the meters are metering the correct
                     segments of the installation and the load control equipment is controlling the correct
                     loads.
                 (d) Place the main switch/es in the off position and insert the service fuse elements.
                 (e) Test the metering installation up to the main switch/es for correct polarity and phase
                     rotation.
                 (f)   Perform a visual examination of the readily accessible portions of the complete
                       installation to assure compliance with the AS/NZS 3000.
                 (g) Test the installation as required by the AS/NZS 3000 at each switchboard (main and sub
                     board) being energised, using AS/NZS 3017 as a guideline. The tests shall include:
                           earth resistance,
                           insulation resistance of the installation,
                           the polarity of consumers mains, submains and final subcircuits,
                           intermixture between subcircuits,
                           verification of the operation of RCDs,
                           Neutral integrity using the earth fault loop impedance test as per AS 3017.
                       Any breaches detected shall be addressed as described in the next section.




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                 (a) Seal all metering and service equipment, including the service fuses and service neutral
                     link, using the approved seals and sealing pliers.
                 (b) When the ASP is satisfied that it is safe to do so, the complete installation can then be
                     energised. (In this Option the “Gold Tag” is not used).
                 (c) Ensure fixed appliances, such as ranges and hotplates are off (i.e. check timers etc) and
                     leave main switches on. If the premises are vacant, consider leaving the hot water main
                     switch off to reduce unnecessary energy consumption. Light fittings should also be
                     checked that they have not been left turned on.
                      The isolation switches of three phase equipment, such as motors and air conditioning
                      equipment, should be left in the off position and sealed with a suitable tag, stating
                      “Caution - Do not operate this equipment. The installing electrical contractor must check
                      this equipment before it is energised”.

6.5.5     Encountering Installation Safety Breaches
                 Installation Major Safety Breaches are defined in Appendix 3 of the NSW Code of Practice
                 for Installation Safety Management. (Also refer Appendix C in this document).
                 If a major safety breach or other breaches of the Service Rules are encountered, the ASP
                 must contact the contractor responsible and arrange rectification before energising.
                 Rectification can be achieved by either repairing or isolating the defective/unsafe equipment.
                 The ASP can quote for rectification, if desired. Where the defective portion has been isolated
                 and tagged the ASP shall (with the agreement of the installing contractor) endorse the
                 CCEW accordingly and complete the energisation of the remainder of the installation.
                 If the service line is immediately dangerous, the ASP must ensure the situation is made
                 safe. If appropriately authorised (Category 2 or 3 where relevant), this can be achieved by
                 disconnecting the service line from the network or if not appropriately authorised, by
                 arranging for a suitably accredited and authorised person to do so. Also, where necessary,
                 the ASP shall arrange for a suitably qualified person to stand by until the unsafe situation is
                 removed.
                 The full range of pre-energising checks and tests must be performed by the ASP before
                 energising an installation following the rectification of any service line defect or installation
                 major defect.
                 If a minor non-conformity with AS/NZS 3000 is encountered within the installation, which can
                 be rectified without disconnecting the service line or meters, the ASP can proceed with the
                 metering and energising work and submit the required NOSW and CCEW forms to
                 EnergyAustralia. The ASP shall notify the installing contractor that was responsible for the
                 non-conformity to arrange for its rectification.

6.5.6     Issue of Metering Equipment
                 To carry out Category 4 Authorised work, arrangements must be made with
                 EnergyAustralia’s local ASP Compliance office for the issue of electronic metering
                 equipment. Metering equipment includes E1, E2 and E3 electronic tariff meters.
                 Electronic meters must be issued on a job by job basis upon lodgment of a fully completed
                 Application for Connection form to the Installation Data Operations Group and receipt of a
                 valid EnergyAustralia job number. E1 meters can be bulk issued in advance without
                 obtaining an EnergyAustralia job number as detailed below in this section, any other E1
                 meters must be issued by quoting an EnergyAustralia job number. All E2 and E3 meters are
                 only able only be issued by quoting an EnergyAustralia job number. Where EnergyAustralia
                 job numbers are required, these numbers must be obtained prior to any request for meter
                 issue from a local Field Operations office.
                 Metering equipment issued to an ASP must be installed by the ASP to whom the metering
                 equipment is issued to.
                 ASP may also be required to install bi-directional ‘buy-back’ metering for installations with
                 parallel small scale inverter systems as identified in section 8 of the Service Rules. These
                 types of installations require specifically programmed meters which must be requested from
                 the local Field Operations office. Contact your local Field Operations office to determine the
                 metering configuration that is required for each ‘buy-back’ installation. Details of the meters




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                 supplied by EnergyAustralia are shown in EnergyAustralia publication ES 3 - Metering
                 Installations.
                 ASPs must give the local Field Operations office two working day’s notice in advance when
                 requesting the supply of metering equipment. Special requests on short notice will however,
                 be considered in urgent situations. Either the ASP or the ASP’s courier service should make
                 prior arrangements for the actual time that the instruments are to be picked up.
                 It is a requirement to install all metering equipment issued to ASP’s within 30 days of the
                 date of issue. ASP’s will not be issued with additional meters if it is confirmed that previously
                 issued meters have not been installed at an installation within 30 days and satisfactory
                 notification provided to EnergyAustralia. If it is confirmed that previously issued meters have
                 not been installed within 60 days, authorisation will be suspended and corrective action
                 taken. ASP authorisation will be automatically cancelled if it is confirmed that previously
                 issued meters are not installed within 100 days from their issue date.
                 If an ASP receives a letter from EnergyAustralia stating that they have overdue metering, the
                 ASP MUST respond to this letter with 2 days of the notification.
                 The number of meters requested for each installation must be justified in terms of connected
                 load. Arrangements for requesting additional meters in excess of the minimum number
                 required for the installation for future loads (e.g. future three phase air conditioner) are
                 detailed in publication ES 3 Metering Installations.
                 It is the responsibility of Category 4 ASPs to keep an up to date tracking system of all
                 metering instruments that will indicate the physical location of all meters issued to them at
                 any time (i.e.: In vehicle No., at workshop, installed at xxx, address on xxx date, NOSW
                 submitted xxx date, EA job number, etc). This information MUST be provided to
                 EnergyAustralia upon request.
                 The security and safe handling of all metering equipment issued under Category 4
                 Authorisation is the responsibility of the ASP and a condition of Authorisation. Should any
                 metering equipment on issue be damaged, lost or stolen, the full replacement cost of that
                 equipment will be recovered from the ASP. If it is necessary to use the Security deposit to
                 recover these costs, then the ASP’s Authorisation will be suspended pending further
                 investigation and may subsequently lead to cancellation of the Authorisation.
                 A Security Deposit for metering equipment must be lodged with EnergyAustralia in advance
                 of requesting meters. It will be necessary for the ASP to maintain a Security Deposit
                 equivalent to the maximum number of meters issued to them at any time that are not
                 installed or not notified to EnergyAustralia using the required NOSW form. The maximum
                 number of meters includes both meters issued for installations assigned an EnergyAustralia
                 Job Number and for meters issued as a ‘bulk issue” as detailed below.
                 The following Security Deposits apply:
                    maximum of 5 meters:                          $250
                    maximum of 10 meters:                         $500
                    maximum of 20 meters:                         $1,000
                    maximum of 50 meters:                         $2,500
                    maximum of 100 meters:                        $5,000
                 Further information regarding security deposits can be found in clause 6.5.8.
                 A bulk issue E1 and E3 metering instruments can be obtained by Category 4 ASP’s
                 providing the ASP meets the special conditions for bulk issue and signs the bulk issue
                 application and agreement form. A copy of this form appears in Appendix H. Note: Bulk
                 issue will not apply small scale grid connected generation systems.
                 The following conditions apply:
                    An EnergyAustralia job number must be received prior to the installation of any meters.
                    The maximum number of E1 and E3 instruments to be on issue at any one time is 10.
                    The minimum limit of E1 and E3 instruments that can be set up in the system is 5.
                    A maximum period of 30 days must be observed from date of issue of the instruments.
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                     submitted prior to this period or the E1 meters must be returned to the issuing ASP
                     Compliance office. Failure to meet this condition and the other conditions set out here
                     will terminate the arrangement for bulk issue of meters in this system.
                    The ASP must be able to demonstrate, by providing evidence showing the number of
                     metering installations per month that instruments issued under these arrangements will
                     be installed within 30 days.
                    The ASP must demonstrate that they have an effective meter tracking system that, if
                     requested by EnergyAustralia, indicates physical location of all meters issued to them
                     (e.g. in vehicle No., at workshop, installed at xxx address on xxx date, NOSW submitted
                     xxx Date, EA job number xxxx etc.
                    The ASP must have had no meters previously issued to them that were or are overdue.
                    The ASP must agree to and sign the special bulk issue application and agreement form
                     (Appendix H).
                    The ASP agrees that if their authorisation is cancelled, they agree that EnergyAustralia
                     has the right to use their security deposit to recover any outstanding metering costs
                     payable to EnergyAustralia or any other costs associated with carrying out authorised
                     work.
6.5.7     Sealing Pliers
                 ASPs authorised under Category 4 are required to seal all metering and service equipment,
                 using the approved seals and sealing pliers. All sealing points on service fuses, meter
                 terminal covers, links, sealable escutcheon plates etc, (i.e. all connection points on the
                 unmetered side of the installation meters) must be sealed.
                 As part of the Category 4 Authorisation process each individual that is granted Category 4
                 Authorisation under these arrangements will be issued with an EnergyAustralia approved
                 pair of sealing pliers. ASPs are responsible for the security of all sealing pliers issued to their
                 authorised employees. The jaws of the pliers will be stamped with a unique identification
                 number that is registered in the name of the Authorised Person and the ASP. The imprint of
                 the seal number must be distinguishable on each seal after fixing to the equipment. Category
                 4 Authorised person are only permitted to carry one set of NSW electricity distributor sealing
                 pliers for contestable work (i.e. EnergyAustralia or Integral Energy)
                 A Security Deposit of $100 must be lodged with EnergyAustralia for each pair of sealing
                 pliers. The deposit is refundable to the ASP at any time on the condition that the pliers and
                 the personalised jaws are returned to EnergyAustralia in good condition. The Security
                 Deposit will not accrue interest. If the pliers or jaws are lost, stolen or damaged the $100
                 security deposit is forfeited to pay for a new set of pliers. An increased security deposit
                 amount of $500 will then be required for the issue of a replacement pair of pliers. If the pliers
                 are lost, stolen or damaged again a non refundable charge of $500 will be raised against the
                 ASP’s operation account. Notification of stolen pliers must be accompanied with a Police
                 Reference Number indicating that the theft has been reported to them. This fee is in line with
                 the fees and conditions of other NSW distributors. Further information regarding security
                 deposits can be found in clause 7.5.8.
                 EnergyAustralia has entered into an arrangement with other NSW Electricity Distributors to
                 standardise sealing pliers and seals used by ASPs. Sealing pliers, issued to an ASP under
                 Category 4 Authorisation by another NSW Distributor are acceptable to EnergyAustralia
                 providing they are registered with EnergyAustralia during the authorisation process.
                 An initial issue of 100 approved seals will be provided to the ASP when the sealing pliers are
                 first issued. All additional seals must be purchased from EnergyAustralia. Only seals
                 approved by EnergyAustralia can be used.
                 Unauthorised use of approved sealing pliers and/or seals is not permitted and will lead to
                 disciplinary action being taken by EnergyAustralia. Authorised persons are required to
                 present their sealing pliers for inspection by EnergyAustralia’s Authorising Officer at each
                 annual renewal of their authorisation.
                 ASPs issued with approved sealing pliers, who are engaged to re-seal service equipment for
                 other electrical contractors, are advised to carry out appropriate checks to ensure they are
                 completely satisfied that the work has been carried out correctly. NOSW forms must be
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6.5.8     Level 2 ASP Meter Security Deposits.
                 A Security Deposit for metering equipment must be lodged with EnergyAustralia in advance
                 of requesting meters.
                 The deposit is refundable at any time on the condition that all issued meters are either
                 returned to EnergyAustralia in good condition or are installed as required and
                 EnergyAustralia’s metering and installation database shows they are associated with a
                 connected installation. Security deposits do not accrue interest.
                 If an authorisation is cancelled, EnergyAustralia reserves the right to use the security deposit
                 to recover any outstanding charges associated with carrying out authorised work. These
                 charges include but are not limited to and without limitation to outstanding, lost or damaged
                 metering equipment, sealing pliers, warranty repairs and outstanding Site Establishment Fee
                 or NOSW fees.

6.5.9     Returning of Metering Equipment
                 When returning any metering equipment to EnergyAustralia, the ASP must ensure that:
                    All equipment is cleaned and free of surface dust.
                 Note:     Refer to the NSW Electrical Industry Asbestos Awareness Committee (EIAAC)
                           Industry Model Procedure No. 2 (EIAAC 2).
                 To avoid injury to EnergyAustralia staff and damage:
                    all mounting screws must be removed;
                    all excess cable must be removed from terminals;
                    all equipment screws must be tightened (to avoid possible loss of screws in transit).
                 Note:     When completing a service upgrade, connection and consolidation of tariff metering
                           of EnergyAustralia metering equipment, the ASP Category 4 is responsible for the
                           return of all redundant metering equipment associated with the installation. Where
                           metering is still required for a changeover period, the ASP must ensure that when
                           the metering is no longer required becomes redundant that the ASP returns the
                           redundant metering equipment to EnergyAustralia. The ASP Category 4 must firstly
                           read and record ALL of the meter register consumption data and then return the
                           equipment, together with the required notification (NOSW) form, to the Field
                           Operations office within two working days.

6.6       Notification of Service Work (NOSW) Form
                 A condition of authorisation is that all ASPs must notify EnergyAustralia’s local ASP
                 Compliance office within the specified time upon completing authorised work (including
                 repairs). Failure to submit this Notice within the required time is in breach of
                 EnergyAustralia’s Authorisation.
                 Level 2 ASPs are to use a NOSW form for this notification. (Refer Appendix B) The NOSW
                 must be submitted within two working days after the Authorised Work is energised.
                 On completion of service line installation work a completed NOSW form must be submitted
                 as follows:
                    to the ASP Category 4 - Metering, where there is associated metering installation work,
                     including new installations;
                    to EnergyAustralia within two working days, where there is no associated metering
                     installation work.




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                 The NOSW form must include an “As Constructed” sketch of the service line route and
                 details from the Network Connection Point through to the Point of Supply. The sketch must
                 be drawn on a separate plan that is attached to the NOSW form. ASPs, Category 4 –
                 Metering, are responsible for submitting completed copies of the following forms to
                 EnergyAustralia within two working days of completing their metering installation and
                 energising work:
                    a NOSW form for their metering installation work for each installation;
                    the NOSW form, from the ASP Category 2 or 3, for the service line installation work, if
                     applicable;
                    a CCEW form, from the electrical contractor, for the installation wiring work, where
                     applicable.
                 The NOSW form must include:
                    the customer’s details, including the Substation Number and the Pole or Pillar number;
                    job number;
                    structure of the installed meter indicated in tariff section, and structure box;
                    name of Energy Retailer;
                    the scope of the work performed;
                    the test results;
                    the installing and testing Authorised Person details;
                    the ASP’s details;
                    a plan showing the route of the new or replacement service line (OH or UG) over the
                     public roadway from the Network Connection Point through to the Point of Supply (see
                     Appendix B)). Refer to NUS100 - Field Recording Of Network Assets for further
                     information on requirements for recording site specific details of all mains and services
                     work;
                    where contestable metering work is carried out, all details of installed, removed AND
                     existing metering equipment, including ALL register readings, are to be recorded on the
                     NOSW form. If bi-directional ‘buy-back’ metering is installed, the meter that is
                     programmed as ‘buy-back’ MUST be clearly identified by inserting the meter structure in
                     the “tariff” box.
                 Blank copies of the NOSW form, shown in Appendix B, are available from EnergyAustralia’s
                 Customer Operation offices. The form is also available in MS Word format for electronic data
                 submission.
                 Other ASPs who do not have Category 4 Authorisation are not permitted to seal service and
                 metering equipment and must notify another ASP with the required authorisation to arrange
                 for re-sealing where seals have been broken.
                 Note:     Seals on metering equipment terminal covers can only be broken by ASPs with
                           Category 4 Authorisation. Register seals must not be broken. Any other meter
                           seals other than the terminal cover seal MUST NOT BE BROKEN.
                 In all cases where alterations or additions to the switchboard or metering includes work
                 covered under the AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules, the licensed electrical contractor performing
                 the work, must also submit a Certificate of Compliance Electrical Work (CCEW) form upon
                 completion.
                 ASPs should also be aware that where the work involves connecting additional loads greater
                 than 20kW or metering, an Application for Connection form must be submitted to
                 EnergyAustralia’s local ASP Compliance office, prior to carrying out any work, to obtain an
                 installation Job Number. This is necessary to provide sufficient notice should augmentation of
                 EnergyAustralia’s distribution network be required to carry the additional load or and to
                 determine the metering requirements.
                 Publication ES 1 details the requirements for notification using an Application for Connection
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6.7       Permanent Removal of Supply
                 The permanent disconnection and removal of supply from a customer’s installation (including
                 Temporary Builders Supplies - TBS) which involves:
                    the permanent disconnection and removal of an underground or overhead service line
                     (100-400 amps); and
                    the removal of whole current franchise metering equipment;
                 maybe carried out by ASPs with the relevant category of authorisation for the type of work
                 being carried out. That is:
                      Category 2 - Underground authorisation for the disconnection and removal of an
                      underground service line or
                      Category 3 - Overhead authorisation for the disconnection and removal of an overhead
                      service line and/or
                      Category 4 – Metering authorisation for the disconnection and removal of whole current
                      franchise metering equipment.
                 The approval must be obtained from EnergyAustralia prior to carrying out the
                 disconnection. The ASP with Category 4 Authorisation is responsible for the coordination of
                 the work and for obtaining approval from EnergyAustralia.
                 The procedure to be followed for each separately metered installation is as follows:
                 (a) A written request must be obtained from the owner (or their agent) of the premises. It
                     must also include the written agreement of the occupier (customer) if they are not the
                     owner.
                 (b) If the customer purchases their energy from another electricity retailer (a Tier 2
                     customer), that retailer must also provide written agreement for the permanent removal
                     of supply.
                 Note:     The approval does not permit ASPs to disconnect or remove the metering
                           equipment, which does not belong to EnergyAustralia (i.e. Type 1 – 4 meters
                           provided by another Energy Retailer under a negotiated supply contract). ASPs
                           require separate AEMO Meter Provider accreditation for this type of work.
                 (c) The above written agreements and a request for disconnection must be forwarded to the
                     local Field Operations office together with details of the installation address, size and
                     type of service line and the existing meter numbers.
                 If the above conditions have been met, the Field Operations office will issue a Job Number to
                 the ASP to proceed with the work.
                 Following disconnection, the ASP must return the recovered service wire and metering
                 equipment, together with completed NOSW form, to the ASP Compliance office within two
                 working days of the disconnection. The meter numbers and ALL final meter readings must
                 be shown on the NOSW form. An inspection fee will be charged as EnergyAustralia will audit
                 inspect disconnected sites to ensure correct procedures have been followed.
                 Where electronic meters are installed, the ASP must contact the Local Field Operations
                 office to determine whether the meters are registering a Time of Use tariff. If so, the ASP
                 must arrange for EnergyAustralia to take final interval meter readings (i.e. using a hand-held
                 optical probe). The ASP must arrange with EnergyAustralia to have these readings taken on
                 site just prior to disconnection. In addition, the ASP must read and record the final total
                 energy (kWh) reading (i.e. that can be read visually) and include the reading on the NOSW
                 form submitted to EnergyAustralia.
                 If Current Transformer (CT) metering is installed on the site, the ASP must make
                 arrangements with the customer’s Energy Retailer to have the meters read before
                 disconnection of supply. Only service providers approved by the Energy Retailer can remove
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                 Where the proposed removal of supply is associated with a demolition, ASPs should be
                 aware that the premises might have more than one source of electricity supply. The
                 perimeter of the building or premises should be inspected for any attached street lighting
                 fittings, catenary wires supporting street lamps, or other wires or equipment provided by
                 EnergyAustralia. Any such attachments must be noted and reported to the Field Operations
                 office to arrange for their removal, prior to demolition.
                 ASPs that proceed to remove supply from premises without following the above procedure,
                 will be in breach of their authorisation and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

6.8       Special Small Services (SSS) - Public Roadway Installations
                 Authorisation as detailed in this publication is required to install and connect service lines to
                 private electrical installations located in a public roadway. Special Small Services are
                 installations such as public telephones, bus shelters, telecommunication installations (e.g.
                 RCMs and RIMs) RTA and local council private lighting and illuminated street signs.
                 The customer’s electrical installation (in the public roadway) up to the nominated Point of
                 Supply must comply with AS/NZS 3000 and the Service Rules. The work can be carried out
                 by licensed electrical contractors under the specific authority and responsibility of the owner
                 of the installation (e.g. RTA, local council, Telstra, etc.) A CCEW must be submitted for that
                 portion of the work. Special authorisation is required for this work however, if the installation
                 is to be erected on EnergyAustralia’s poles, structures and equipment. Arrangements must
                 be made with EnergyAustralia’s Network Access Facilities Coordinator for this special
                 authorisation (Contact 13 15 35).
                 The service line, the connection between the customer’s installation and EnergyAustralia’s
                 distribution mains (overhead or underground reticulation), can only be installed and
                 connected by an ASP with the relevant category of authorisation as detailed in this
                 document. A NOSW must be submitted for the service line work. The service mains can be
                 energized to the Isolator and tagged off prior to a mandatory inspection. A mandatory
                 inspection must be completed for the installation and prior to energisation.
                 For some installations, it may be preferable for the electrical contractor to supply and run the
                 consumer mains to the Point of Supply, leaving sufficient length of line coiled safely adjacent
                 to the connection box ready for the authorised ASP to connect to EnergyAustralia’s network.
                 This would occur say where an underground to overhead connection or Telstra overhead
                 supply utilised a consumer’s terminal box mounted on EnergyAustralia’s pole. In the case of
                 underground supplies to installations such as Telstra, where a pit is involved, the service
                 mains can be left coiled in the consumer’s pit (terminal box) ready for a suitably authorised
                 ASP to extended and connect to EnergyAustralia’s distribution mains.




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7         ASP Grading and Inspections

                 The NSW Fair Trading will set the ASP grade as part the accreditation process based on the
                 performance of their contestable work. (Refer to the appropriate NSW Fair Trading
                 accreditation scheme publication).
                 As determined by AER, the fee charged for the inspection of the contestable work is based
                 on the ASP’s grade (i.e. either A, B or C). These fees are listed in EnergyAustralia
                 publication ES5.

7.1       Inspection
                 Inspection of contestable work may be carried out on an audit basis. The frequency of
                 inspections will be determined on the basis of the history of the ASP’s work performance and
                 their grade of accreditation.
                 Level 1 ASP work that is found not to comply must be rectified within the specified time as
                 indicated on the non-conformance notice. All major defects must be rectified prior to issue of
                 the ‘Certificate of Completion’ by the ASP and before the work is connected to the existing
                 network.
                 Level 2 ASP work that is found not to comply with the relevant standards during an audit
                 inspection must be rectified within 21 days unless otherwise stated on defect notice sheet.
                 Re-inspection fees will be charged for the inspection of rectified work that was previously
                 found non-compliant (refer EnergyAustralia publication ES5 for details).

7.1.1     Authorised Work Defects (Major and Minor)
                 Non compliance with the Service Rules, EnergyAustralia’s Network Standards or
                 specifications and any relevant ‘Certified’ Design Plan shall be regarded as a defect. Defects
                 are classified as either major or minor.
                 Major defects are defects which are immediately dangerous to life and/or property or
                 potentially disruptive to the electricity network. Other defects are minor defects.
                 EnergyAustralia may immediately disconnect supply to work containing major defects.
                 In the event of EnergyAustralia becoming aware of defects, it will issue a defect notice (or
                 non-conformance notice) to the customer and/or to the ASP specifying the defect and
                 requiring rectification within 21 days or a period otherwise stated.
                 Typical Major Construction Defects applicable to Level 1 ASP work are listed below:
                    have the potential to be a threat to the safety of any person; or
                    have the potential to damage any property or disrupt or have the potential to disrupt
                     EnergyAustralia’s distribution Network; or
                    are a major non-conformance with specifications. (I.e. materials and/or project design
                     plans);
                 Some examples of the type of non-conformities in contestable work considered as major
                 defects are:
                    substations; site encumbered by other services,
                    trenching; incorrect boundary peg alignment,
                    Underground cables; Insufficient notice before laying, incorrect bedding material or depth
                     of cover, incorrect cable position or mains recording, insufficient depth.
                    Jointing: Incorrect die sizes for lugs and links, poor crimping of cable lugs, inappropriate
                     use of jointing compounds and other materials, insufficient heat shrink tubing or other
                     insulation material coverage, incorrect tension on bolted connections, incorrect phasing
                     of connections, incorrect termination of neutral conductors.
                    General: Poor job site safety, failure to implement or adhere to environmental
                     precautions, failure to use warning signs where required.




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                 This above list is by no means inclusive of all major defects and should only be used as a
                 guide.
                 Minor Defects are those not covered under the definition of major defects. Minor defects
                 generally are those defects that are considered not serious enough to prevent the
                 electrification of the reticulation work.
                 Some examples of Major Defects applicable to Level 2 ASP work are:
                    service height too low;
                    point of attachment height too low;
                    service line crossing adjacent property (without a suitable easement);
                    wrong polarity;
                    unsafe insulation resistance and/or exposed live parts;
                    service pillar or column left unsecured;
                    wrong phase sequence (rotation) at poly phase metering;
                    meter connection error;
                    high resistance service connections;
                    failure to submit a Notification of Service Work (NOSW) form after completing Authorised
                     Work;
                    not earthing metallic supports where required by the Service Rules;
                    use of non-specified or unapproved materials and fittings;
                    underground service line not installed at correct depth;
                    drawing of the service line from the Network Connection Point to the Point of Supply not
                     submitted with NOSW or insufficient information shown on the drawing.




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8         Work not requiring Accreditation

                 An electrical contractor does not require authorisation under the accredited service provider
                 scheme to perform the following work. EnergyAustralia however, must be notified of this work
                 in advance by using an Application for Connection form and after the work is completed
                 using a CCEW form.

8.1       Determining the Method of Connecting Supply and Metering Requirements
                 Electrical contractors can determine the method of connecting supply to a premise and the
                 associated provisions to be made for the location of service equipment in accordance with
                 the Service Rules. This includes any new installations, additions, alterations, relocations or
                 repairs.
                 EnergyAustralia must be notified of the proposed method of connecting supply using an
                 Application for Connection form. EnergyAustralia publication ES1 - Customer Connection
                 Information, provides further details.

8.2       Service Fuses, Links and Sealing
                 In emergency situations involving failure of electricity supply to a customer’s installation,
                 licensed electrical contractors are permitted to break the seals on the service fuse holders
                 and replace blown service fuse elements. A risk assessment must be carried out to ensure
                 the work can proceed safely.
                 Electrical contractors must not however, attempt to replace the elements in older style fuse
                 holders that are mounted on “hinged-down” wooden panels. EnergyAustralia will carry out
                 this work.
                 Electrical Contractors, without EnergyAustralia Category 4 Authorisation, are not permitted to
                 seal or reseal service equipment. An ASP with Category 4 Authorisation must be contacted
                 within two working days to reseal the equipment. Seals to other metering equipment must
                 not be broken by unauthorised electrical contractors. Unauthorised interference with
                 metering equipment or any other EnergyAustralia equipment will result in prosecution.
                 Work on service fuse bases, in the following situations, requires the appropriate
                 authorisation:
                    Service fuse bases where an underground service cable is terminated in the base,
                     requires either Category 1 (D&R) or Category 2 (Underground) authorisation.
                    Service fuses located in EnergyAustralia’s underground street pillars require Category 2
                     (Underground) authorisation.
                    Service fuses mounted on EnergyAustralia’s street poles require Category 3 (Overhead)
                     authorisation. Work on service fuses located on pole mounted substations, is not
                     permitted due to the close proximity to live high voltage mains and equipment.
                    Service fuses mounted on bargeboards or at the top of private poles require Category 1
                     or Category 3 Authorisation.
                 Refer to the Service Rules for further details and conditions for disconnection and removal of
                 service fuses.




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9         Installation of temporary covers on overhead
          Mains and Services

                 The installation of temporary covers and insulating mats on overhead distribution mains and
                 services can only be erected by authorised ASPs if associated with their contestable work.
                 For example by:
                    Level 2 Category 3 authorised ASPs to enable the erection of a new service line to be
                     carried out safely; and
                    Level 1 Overhead authorised ASPs to enable new network distribution construction to be
                     carried out safely.
                 In all other situations temporary covers can only be installed by EnergyAustralia. This
                 includes the covering of EnergyAustralia's overhead mains and services near the
                 construction or erection of buildings, signs and other structures. A quote covering the
                 associated recoverable costs of the installation in these situations can be obtained from
                 EnergyAustralia by contacting the nearest ASP Compliance office to the site.




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Appendix A – Application & Agreement for Authorisation
                         Application & Agreement for
                        EnergyAustralia Authorisation
SCHEDULE A                  (To be completed by the AUTHORISED PERSON The “Applicant”)
I                             of ________________
                                           (Name)                                          (Address)
being Qualified Supervisors Certificate* / Electrical Contractor Licence* No.: _____________________________________(*Please strike out)
apply for EnergyAustralia’s authorisation, to perform work on or near the Distribution system, as specified below.


    Level 1 Service Provider Work:                  Overhead     Underground           Level 2 Service Provider Work

        Contestable Work Assistant                                                    101 – Disconnect & Reconnection (D&R)
         (e.g. Cable Layer, Excavator)
                                                                                       201 – Underground Service Lines
        Overhead Lineworker                                                                    211 – 400Amp endorsement
                                                                                                221 – Tee Joint endorsement

        Qualified Electrical Supervisor                                               301 – Overhead Service Lines
         (Substation Technician)                                                               311 – Suspended Services and Mid Span
        Underground Cable Jointer
                                                                                                take-offs endorsement
         (Polymeric to polymeric Cables)

        Underground Cable Jointer                                                     401 – Metering & Energisation
         (Paper Lead Cables)

        Apprentice (Line worker or cable jointer
         only)

I acknowledge that this application is subject to the conditions set out below:
1.      This agreement will operate for a period of 12 months expiring on: __________________________________________
2.  I will perform only work which I am authorised to perform (the Authorised work). (Agreement Expiry date)
3.  I warrant that I have the prerequisite qualifications as set out in ES4 - Service Provider Authorisation. I will keep these
    qualifications current at all times. I will immediately notify EnergyAustralia if at any time these qualifications cease to be
    current.
4. I will immediately notify you if (being an employee) I change employment. I acknowledge that if I change employment to
    another employer not covered under this agreement, then my authorisation will cease until such time as I make a new
    application for authorisation and my new employer signs that application.
5. I agree that when conducting Authorised Work I will:
    5.1. Perform and test all Authorised Work personally.
    5.2. Comply with the requirements and conditions of Authorisation as detailed in EnergyAustralia publication ES4 - Service
              Provider Authorisation and it’s related amendments.
    5.3. Comply with any other direction given by EnergyAustralia relating to Authorised Work.
6. I guarantee to EnergyAustralia that all Authorised Work will be conducted in a proper and workmanlike manner and that
    correct and sufficient materials will be used. This clause does not in any way limit or restrict my obligations under clause 5.
7. I acknowledge that EnergyAustralia can cancel or suspend my Authorisation in accordance with the conditions and
    requirements set out in EnergyAustralia publication ES4 - Service Provider Authorisation
8. I have (or have access to) copies of all Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and other documents including guides, guidelines
    and standards necessary to enable me to perform my obligations. I am aware of and understand the relevant requirements. I will
    keep myself informed as to all alterations and amendments to all such documents.
9. I acknowledge that as a pre-requisite for initial Level 2 authorisation, I must successfully complete a “Base-Line” Safety Audit
    and as a condition of re-authorisation, I must successfully complete an “In-field Safety Audit” within six months prior to the re-
    authorisation date.
10. I will comply with EnergyAustralia’s Environmental Procedures – NUS 174 –Environmental Procedures when carrying out
    contestable works.
11. I agree to comply with RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority) or local council requirements for traffic control on designated roads
    and have received suitable training in the relevant traffic control requirements.

SIGNED: _________________________________________________ EA Witness Signature: _________________________________________

AUP # ___________________________________________________ Name: _______________________________________________________

Date: ____________________________________________________ Classification: ________________________________________________




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                                                                                                                     also see Schedule B


                     Application & Agreement for
                    EnergyAustralia Authorisation

SCHEDULE B                (To be completed by the OFT ACCREDITED SERVICE PROVIDER - the “Employer”)


Name: _____________________________________________________________ ABN: ________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ASP Number _____________________________________________ Expiry Date:_______________




1.   I am the employer of the applicant. (Singular words such a “I” or “my” have the same meaning a plural words such as” ‘we”
     and “our” when the employer is more than one person.)
2.   I acknowledge that the details as set out in this application are correct.
3.   I have current accreditation with the NSW Fair Trading as a Service Provider in the relevant category of contestable work subject
     to this application.
4.   I will maintain currency of the required accreditation with the Office of Fair Trading whilst any of my employees are authorised
     under this agreement.
5.   I agree that I will ensure that the applicant carries out their obligations in accordance with this application and the conditions set
     out in this application.
6.   I agree that I will ensure that the applicant has access to all Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and other documents including
     guides, guidelines and standards necessary to enable the applicant to perform their obligations and comply with this agreement. I
     agree that I will ensure the applicant has access to any equipment which is necessary to comply with this agreement.
7.   I guarantee to rectify any defect (within 21 days or an agreed time) in any authorised work performed by me or my employee/s,
     as notified within 3 years of completion of the authorised work. This applies to defects arising from a failure to carry out the
     work in a proper and professional manner or due to the use of incorrect or insufficient materials or due to work not carried out to
     the required standard.
8.   I agree that I will submit a notification of the work carried out under Authorisation to EnergyAustralia, within the required time
     as specified by EnergyAustralia.
9.   I agree to pay all Monopoly Fees by the “due date” printed on each invoice. Failure to meet this condition may lead to suspension
     or cancellation of authorisation, or the account being referred to a debt collection agency and/or listed with a credit-reporting
     agency. Interest, in accordance with section 95 (1) of the Supreme Court Act 1970 (NSW) may also be charged.
10. I agree that all outstanding metering equipment and or notifications (NOSWs) for such equipment, will be submitted to
    EnergyAustralia before Level 2 re-authorisation can take place.
11. If the authorisation is cancelled, the ASP agrees that EnergyAustralia has the right to use their security deposit to recover any
    outstanding metering costs or any other costs associated with carrying out authorised work.
12. I acknowledge all Level 1 ASP’s must provide adequate supervision to facilitate and commission projects, and the nominated
    person must be dedicated to this role.



Signed by Employer or Employer’s Legal Representative: Signature of EnergyAustralia Witness:

SIGNED: ____________________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________________

Name: _______________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________________

Position: _____________________________________________ Classification: ________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________________

Affix Common Seal:
                                                                                                                     also see Schedule A




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Appendix B – Notification of Service Work (NOSW Form)




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Appendix C – Major Safety Breaches
        Extract from:
        CODE OF PRACTICE INSTALLATION SAFETY MANAGEMENT
        Issue Date 04/12/97

        For the purpose of this Code of Practice, major safety breaches are regarded as those departures
        from AS/NZS3000, which are dangerous to life, health or property. In general the following types of
        safety breaches are to be regarded as major safety breaches:
        a)   Exposed live parts
                    Exposed live terminals on accessible equipment.
                    This does not include lampholders and fuse bases. Accessible shall be taken to mean
                     access by unauthorised persons, without the use of a tool or key;
                    Exposed conductors of unterminated or damaged cables which can be energised by the
                     operation of a switch, or circuit-breaker or insertion of a fuse;
                    Bare aerial conductors in accessible positions.
        b)   Earthing System
                    Open circuit or high resistance (>0.5 ohms) from any point on the installation required to
                     be earthed to the neutral conductor of the supply system;
                    Unearthed exposed metal which is in an earthed situation;
                    Failed Fault Loop Impedance.
        c)   Insulation Resistance
                    Low resistance (<100,000 ohms) between live conductors and earthing conductors of a
                     cable;
                    Low resistance (<10,000 ohms) between live parts and earthed parts of appliances which
                     incorporate a heating element;
                    Low resistance (<100,000 ohms) on other low voltage equipment;
                    Low resistance (<250,000 ohms) on existing installations.
        d)   Overloaded Equipment
                    Socket outlets, switches, switchboard equipment, cables and accessories operating in
                     excess of 125% of current rating;
                    Appliances and cables which have overheated to such an extent that serious damage or
                     fire has occurred or could be expected to occur
        e)   Overcurrent Protection and Earth Leakage Current Protection
                    No overcurrent device, short circuit protection or residual current device provided where
                     required.
        f)   Polarity
                    Incorrect connection of active, neutral and earthing conductors at socket outlets,
                     lampholders, switchboard equipment and appliances, isolating device not operating in
                     active conductor(s).
        g)   Unsuitable Equipment
                    Equipment, exposed to the weather or other damp situations, which is not adequately
                     protected against the ingress of water;
                    Equipment, installed in a hazardous location, which is not of an explosion protected type
                     or equivalent;
                    Equipment used in a dangerous manner;
                    Equipment, installed for the supply of fire and smoke control equipment and lifts, which
                     does not provide the required level of protection against fire & mechanical protection.



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        EnergyAustralia Comments on the Code of Practice
        EnergyAustralia classes the major safety breaches listed in the Code as those departures from
        AS/NZS 3000 which are immediately or potentially dangerous to life, health or property. Any major
        safety breaches must not be connected to the network or, if already connected, must not be left
        connected.
        Any other departures from AS/NZS 3000 are classed as minor safety breaches, which are not
        immediately or potentially dangerous. Minor safety breaches do not warrant immediate disconnection
        or isolation. Minor safety breaches must be repaired or rectified within a reasonable time.
        EnergyAustralia recommends that minor safety breaches are repaired or disconnected as soon as
        practicable.
        The minimum acceptable insulation resistance for new electrical low voltage wiring is 1,000,000
        ohms (1M Ω) as detailed in section one of AS/NZS 3000. Insulation resistance values measuring less
        than the requirements of section one of AS/NZS 3000 shall be classed as a major safety breach.
        The minimum acceptable insulation resistance for existing low voltage wiring in electrical
        installations is 250,000 ohms. This reduced minimum insulation resistance is accepted as the
        minimum safe value for the insulation of existing wiring which has been subject to the ageing
        process.




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Appendix D – Document Subscription Service




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Appendix E – Energising Installations with Multiple Units




                                      EXAMPLE 1: (load 100 amps or less) - Gold Tag Option




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                                      EXAMPLE 2: (load exceeds 100 amps) - Blue Tags




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Appendix F – Level 1 ASP Skills Requirements
                                                                                                                                               Additional Training
                                                                                                                                           Qualifications/Authorisation                  Mandatory
                                                                                                        Primary Training
   Category of           Authorised Work to                                                                                                                                            Documentation
                                                             Prerequisite Qualifications                 Requirements                                    See Note 4
  Authorisation            be Conducted                                                                                                                                            Required prior to ALL
                                                                                                           See Note 1
                                                                                                                                                                                   Initial Authorisations
                                                                                                                                       Qualification           Training Needed

  Contestable       Cable, Conduit, earth rod               Nil                                   Training in EnergyAustralia’s    Excavation near         Working near live      Completed Level 1
  Work Assistant    installation, trades assistant,                                                 Safety Rules, Minimum            EnergyAustralia’s       power cables           Application Form
                    truck driver, pole erector,                                                     Category B.                      Network
                                                                                                                                                                                    Copy of Prerequisite
                    machine operator, apprentice
                    electrician, excavation on                                                     Training to EnergyAustralia’s                                                   Training
                    Greenfield sites (See Note 3)                                                   Environmental Procedures                                                        Copy of Primary
                                                                                                    (NUS 174).                                                                      Training Requirements
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from          Overhead                Pole Top Release
                                                                                                    live apparatus.                  Contestable Work        and Rescue
                                                                                                                                     Assistant
                                                                                                   Resuscitation



                                                                                                                                     Operate Plant           EWP & Crane
                                                                                                                                     within the              Clearance Training.
                                                                                                                                     prescribed              (NENS04 or
                                                                                                                                     clearances to           equivalent)
                                                                                                                                     overhead Mains
  Electrician       Substation installation and             Qualified Electrical Supervisors      Training in EnergyAustralia’s    Authority to            Access Permit          Completed Level 1
                    testing in the following                 Certificate.                           Safety Rules, Minimum            Receive Access          Recipient Training     Application Form
                    categories:                                                                     Category A.                      Permits                 See Note 2
                                                        OR                                                                                                                          Copy of Prerequisite
                    Kiosk: and/or                                                                                                                                                   Training
                                                            Electrical Certificate of
                    Chamber (proof of previous               Proficiency.                                                                                                           Copy of Primary
                                                                                                   Training to EnergyAustralia’s    Working in              Accredited Confined
                    experience in installation of                                                                                    Confined Spaces         Spaces training        Training Requirements
                                                                                                    Environmental Procedures
                    chamber type substations is
                                                                                                    (NUS 174).
                    required.
                    This does not allow an                                                                                           Work Using an           EWP Escape,
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from          EWP                     Release and Rescue
                    electrician to terminate the ends                                               live apparatus.
                    of the HV and LV cables into a
                    substation. This must be carried
                    out by an authorized cable                                                     Resuscitation                    See the requirements for Contestable Work
                    jointer.                                                                                                         Assistant

                    May terminate LV pillars on
                    Greenfield sites if an authorised
                    cable jointer is ONSITE and
                    inspects each termination.
                    Cable testing.




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                                                                                                                                                 Additional Training                  Mandatory
                                                                                                        Primary Training                    Qualifications/Authorisation            Documentation
   Category of           Authorised Work to                                                              Requirements                                See Note 4
                                                              Prerequisite Qualifications                                                                                       Required prior to ALL
  Authorisation            be Conducted                                                                    See Note 1
                                                                                                                                                                                Initial Authorisations
                                                                                                                                       Qualification          Training Needed
  Lineworker        Overhead Line Work, including            OH Lineworker Craftsman’s            Training in EnergyAustralia’s    See the requirements for Electrician and    Completed Level 1
                    connection of UGOH’s to the               Certificate                           Electrical Safety Rules,         Contestable Work Assistant                  Application Form
                    OH lines.                                                                       Minimum Category A.
                                                         OR                                                                                                                      Copy of Prerequisite
                                                             OH Lineworker Certificate of
                                                                                                   Training to EnergyAustralia’s                                                Training
                                                                                                    Environmental Procedures                                                     Copy of Primary
                                                              Proficiency
                                                                                                    (NUS174).                                                                    Training Requirements
                                                              See Note 5
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from
                                                                                                    live apparatus.
                                                                                                   Resuscitation
                                                                                                   Pole Top Rescue
  Cable Jointer     Jointing in cable pits, LV pillars       Electrician qualifications, AND      Training in EnergyAustralia’s    See the requirements for Electrician and    Completed Level 1
  (Polymeric to     and LV and HV terminations                appropriate training in               Electrical Safety Rules,         Contestable Work Assistant                  Application Form
  Polymeric)        into substations, and UGOH                polymeric cable                       Minimum Category A.                                                          Copy of Prerequisite
                    terminations.
                                                             Jointing                             Training to EnergyAustralia’s                                                Training
                    There are two options                                                           Environmental Procedures                                                     Copy of Primary
                                                                                                    (NUS174).                                                                    Training Requirements
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from
                                                                                                    live apparatus.
                                                                                                   Resuscitation
  Cable Jointer     Jointing in cable pits, LV pillars      UG Jointers Craftsmans                Training in EnergyAustralia’s    See the requirements for Electrician and    Completed Level 1
  (Paper/Lead       and LV and HV terminations               Certificate.                           Electrical Safety Rules,         Contestable Work Assistant                  Application Form
  Cables, and       into substations and UGOH                                                       Minimum Category A.
                                                         OR                                                                                                                      Copy of Prerequisite
  Polymeric to      terminations
  Polymeric)                                                                                       Training to EnergyAustralia’s                                                Training
                                                             UG Jointer Certificate of             Environmental Procedures                                                     Copy of Primary
                                                              Proficiency.                          (NUS174).                                                                    Training Requirements
                                                              See Note 5
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from
                                                                                                    live apparatus.
                                                                                                   Resuscitation
  Apprentice        Cable Jointing/ Lineworking.             DET Indentured Training              Training in EnergyAustralia’s    See the requirements for Electrician and    Completed Level 1
  Lineworker or     See clause 5.3 for conditions             Contract.                             Electrical Safety Rules,         Contestable Work Assistant                  Application Form
  Cable Jointer.    of work                                                                         Minimum Category A.                                                          Copy of Prerequisite
                    NOTE: Apprentice electricians                                                  Training to EnergyAustralia’s                                                Training
                    will only be authorised as a                                                    Environmental Procedures                                                     Copy of Primary
                    Contestable Work Assistant.                                                     (NUS174).                                                                    Training Requirements
                                                                                                   Release and Rescue from
                                                                                                    live apparatus.
                                                                                                   Resuscitation



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             NOTE 1: This training must be completed annually. Records verifying that the required training has been completed will need to be shown to EnergyAustralia’s Authorising
                     Officer upon renewal for authorisation each year.

                      Electrical Safety Rules training may only be conducted by EnergyAustralia’s training division; no other distributor or RTO training will be recognised.

             NOTE 2: This refresher training can be satisfied by completing EnergyAustralia’s Category A Electrical Safety Rules annually, following the initial training.
             NOTE 3: ‘Greenfield sites’ are sites where there are no existing EnergyAustralia assets. For example:
                        a)     A new Underground Reticulation Development (URD) on a site where no existing assets are located; or
                        b)     An overhead rural extension where no existing assets are located.
             NOTE 4: Written proof of the training requirements must be provided to the Authorising Officer before the additional training qualifications will be recognised.
             NOTE 5: It is a requirement that any certain electrically qualified persons be registered with the OFT prior to EnergyAustralia Authorisation. A copy of the receipt of the OFT
                     ‘Registration for ASP Authorisation’ form (CA-3004) must be submitted for each of these staff members.
             It is a requirement that ALL electrically qualified persons have the appropriate certificates for the Department of Education and Training (DET). These should include certificate
             of proficiency (trade certificate) or a Craftsmen certificate. This process involves the submission of an application form, 4 years of references, 2 passport photos and $125. The
             DET can be contacted on (02) 9266 8459.




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Appendix G – Outline of the Level 2 Safety Audit (Guide Only)
General Requirements
                    Review of Hazardous Assessment Checklists (HAC’s) and remedial actions.
                    Confirm pre job discussion. All work site staff to be signed on the HAC.
                    Sight paperwork – Application for Connection, NOSW and CCEW forms.
                    Qualifications – Authorisation ID Card, Network Passport, Currency of Training.
Procedures
                    Safe work method statements, Self-Testing procedures, EnergyAustralia’s Electrical
                     Safety Rules available on site.
                    Appropriate tools and equipment relevant to the category of authorisation available.
                    Safe Working Clearances achievable.
                    Specific safe work practices followed.
Safety Equipment
             (Refer to Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) document ISSC 14 Electrical
             Workers Safety Equipment)
                    Personal Protective Equipment, clothing, insulating gloves, safety helmet, safety belt or
                     harness, safety glasses, face shield etc.
                    Ladders, pole platforms, insulating rubber mats.
Rescue Equipment
             (Refer to ESAA document ISSC 24 Electricity Workers’ Escape and Rescue Procedures)
                    Pole Top Rescue kit.
                    Low Voltage Rescue kit.
                    Electrical First Aid kit.
Environmental Controls
                    RTA traffic control requirements/qualifications. Traffic control plan.
                    Public safety controls (including for above and below ground level work). Barricading of
                     worksite perimeter where deemed necessary.
                    Unattended site controls/site reinstatement.
                    Notification of proposed power interruptions.
                    Environmental awareness – e.g. prevention of sand/gravel entry into waterways, oil
                     spillage cleanup.
Elevating Work Platforms
                    Insulation test within six months of last test date.
                    RTA licence, Stand and operate permit.
                    Base controls, Dead Man switch, Controlled Descent Device in good working condition.
                    Overall condition of hydraulic system (no oil leaks).
                    Environmental Spill kit carried on vehicle.
                    EWP and operator current in Interim Guide for Operating Cranes and Plant in Proximity
                     to Overhead Power Lines (ISSC 26).




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Appendix H – Bulk Issue of EnergyAustralia’s
E1 & E3 Electronic MeterS



                                      Application and Agreement
July 2010
This application and agreement is to participate in special arrangements for limited bulk issuing of single-
phase, single register electronic (E1) meters. EnergyAustralia will provide E1 and E3 meters under these
arrangements from the local Field Operations office to Level 2, Category 4 Accredited Service Providers
qualifying under the conditions set out in this form.
Conditions
I am currently authorised by EnergyAustralia as a Level 2, Category 4 Accredited Service Provider (in
accordance with EnergyAustralia publication ES 4 – Service Provider Authorisation) and agree that:
1. I have had no meters previously issued to me that were or are overdue.
2. I will lodge an Application for Connection form with EnergyAustralia and obtain an installation Job
   Number before installing any metering instruments in accordance with the current EnergyAustralia
   conditions for authorisation.
3. I will maintain currency of accreditation and authorisation during the period meters are issued in bulk to
   me and abide by the conditions in particular the requirement to submit a Notification of Service Work
   (NOSW) form to EnergyAustralia within 2 days of energising an installation.
4. I will ensure the number of uninstalled instruments (issued by EnergyAustralia) at any one time does not
   exceed the limit as determined by my meter security deposit and authorisation.
5. I will only install the instruments supplied by EnergyAustralia on installations connected to
   EnergyAustralia’s distribution network.
6. I will demonstrate to EnergyAustralia and keep up to date a meter tracking system that will indicate
   physical location of all meters issued to me at any given time (i.e. in vehicle No., at workshop, installed at
   xxx address on xxx date, NOSW submitted xxx Date, EA job number etc). I will provide information from
   this system to EnergyAustralia upon their request.
7. I will install or return to EnergyAustralia all instruments issued under these arrangements within 30 days
   of their issue date.
8. I will return all instruments I remove from existing installations to EnergyAustralia as per the requirements
   of my current authorisation.
9. I acknowledge that a breach of these conditions will result in the cancellation of the arrangements with
   EnergyAustralia for the bulk Issue of electronic metering equipment.
10. If my authorisation is cancelled, I agree that EnergyAustralia has the right to use my security deposit to
    recover any outstanding metering costs associated with carrying out authorised work.


Name:

Signed:               Date:

Company:              AUC Number:




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 Appendix I – Level 1 Authorisation Application Form




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Appendix J – Training Contacts List




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Appendix K – EnergyAustralia Level 1 ASP Process




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Appendix L – EnergyAustralia Level 2 ASP Application Forms




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                           Accredited Service Provider – Level 2

                               Re-Authorisation Application Form
                                 PLEASE PRINT WITH CAPITAL LETTERS



     NOTE: If you are due to complete an In Field Safety Audit please state suburb of Audit so
     the correct Compliance Officer can be assigned to you.


     SUBURB OF ON SITE AUDIT _____________________________________________

     Applicants Name: ______________________________________________________

     Date of Birth ___________________________________________________________

     AUP & AUC Number: ___________________________________________________

     Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________

     Phone ________________ Fax ________________                Mobile _________________

     Company Name: _______________________________________________________

     Company Email Address: ________________________________________________

     Company Address: _____________________________________________________

     ABN __________________ ACN _______________ BN______________________
     Company                          Company                 Company
     Phone:                           Fax:                    Mobile:


           CAT    - 101        - 201  - 211  - 221        - 301  - 311          - 401


         Please send completed form to either Fax 43 99 8013 or Email asplevel2@energy.com.au




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