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New NSW WorkCover regulations for forklifts working near power lines

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Absolute Forklift Training  announces recent amendments made to NSW WorkCover regulations governing the minimum distance to be maintained by forklifts from domestic power lines and high voltage transmission lines.

Existing WorkCover rules require all forklift operators to remain at all times, at least 2 metres from domestic power lines and at least 6 metres from high voltage transmission lines.

However, the NSW WorkCover regulations have now been amended, requiring all forklift operators to remain at all times at least:

  • 3m from voltages up to 132,000V
  • 6m from voltages above 132,000V and up to 330,000V
  • 8m from voltages above 333,000V
Forklift operators working outside of NSW must check with their local statutory authority regulators.

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