UETDRDO004 Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)

Distro Stick


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to maintain energised high voltage (HV) distribution overhead electrical apparatus using the stick method in the electricity supply industry (ESI).

It includes maintaining electrical apparatus using HV live line sticks, verifying site conditions and potential hazards, confirming and calculating physical loads and selecting appropriate authorised work methods.

It also includes preparing and cleaning specialist material and tools in accordance with authorised technical instructions; undertaking legislative and safe working practices; rendering inoperative automatic re-closing devices, including its restoration in accordance with the work plan; and issuing/accepting electrical access permits and/or relevant working documents.

Methods of Achieving Objectives

  • Classroom presentations, group discussions and equipment familiarisation
  • Knowledge and practical assessments
  • Train de-energised to live stick work standards
  • Train energised to live stick work stage


  • Qualified and Authorised Distribution Lineworker

Course Duration

  • Initial – 15 days
  • Refresher – 3 days

Group Size

  • Maximum/minimum 5 participants


Upon successful completion of an initial course participants will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

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Benefits from this course

  • Increase your employability in electrical supply industry (ESI)
  • Learn current and best practices in a rapidly changing sector.
  • Achieve certification in a nationally recognised course

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UETDRDO004 Maintain energised HV distribution overhead electrical apparatus (stick)