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