Pole Plating refers to a safe and effective refurbishment technique of welding steel plates over corrosion areas on a stobie pole.
Corrosion at the base of a pole is a common issue and this technique significantly increases life span while avoiding unnecessary equipment replacement.
Throughout the inspection and pole plating processes, removal of material may be required at the base of the pole involving the use of power tools. This will be reinstated and the site will be left clean and tidy.
The crew carries fire avoidance equipment including water, a working fire pump and a hose when accessing properties within rural and bushfire risk areas. We do not complete pole plating in high bush fire risk areas when conditions are dangerous and we will not access our equipment through active crops or under conditions that pose a risk to our crew or customer property.
Our staff and contractors have photo identification and are authorised Electricity Officers.
Power may be disconnected for up to four hours to allow the work to be completed safely. We will send notification of this outage of at least four business days before.
You can sign up for updates about power at your property to ensure you keep up to date for any reminders or changes to power outages.
Restoration of power
Before power can be restored, the connection will be tested to ensure it is safe. If the crew identifies that it does not meet safety standards or is defective, they may leave it disconnected. We will attempt to notify you in person or by leaving notification at the property if a defect is identified.