Request for network access
If you are undertaking any work, such as excavating or putting up scaffolding, near our electrical equipment, you will need to submit a request for a Network Access Permit to provide safe access to your work area.
To make sure we approve and can meet your request, you should submit your request for network access 20 business days before the date you intend on carrying out your work.
You will need to complete this form if you are planning to undertake any work that includes:
- pot holing
- directional boring in designated areas
- trenching or excavating
- putting up scaffolding
- any work near our equipment, either overhead or underground (including transformers)
- sub-division work requiring electrical connection.
If you plan to carry out work on a customer's connection to our network, you must submit the relevant connections form, not a network access request.
It is your responsibility to determine what you need to make sure you, your workers, your contractors and the public are safe.
What you need to do first
|Check out the South Australian Government's website, which provides advice on working near overhead powerlines and underground cables with the clearances required.|
|SafeWork SA has the information and resources you need to keep your work area hazard-free, keeping you, your workers, contractors, and the public safe.|
|If your work involves digging, visit Dial Before You Dig for drawings of all known underground services in your work area. It is your responsibility to visibly mark all cable locations, with depths provided, before requesting access to the network.|
|You will need to read and agree to our terms and conditions before submitting your request.|
Our NICC 404 Working in the Vicinity of SA Power Networks Infrastructure 1777KB PDF provides the information you need. It also gives information on excavating near our underground equipment and the required network isolation.