Transpower's Service Specification TPSS 06.20 sets out the minimum levels of competence required for workers engaged in inspecting, constructing, maintaining, testing or dismantling transmission line assets as part of the National Grid.
We require our transmission lines to be maintained to high standards of skill, professionalism and safety to ensure the satisfactory operation of the National Grid.
The purpose of setting minimum levels of competence is to achieve the required minimum quality standards to prevent injury to workers, protect the public and their property from harm and prevent damage to our assets. The work is to be carried out only by individuals with competencies that are both appropriate and current. These include hazard identification and control and the management of job safety.
The training provided for transmission lines is available for the assessment of skills against the National Qualifications Framework Unit Standards (NZQA).