Avoiding Danger From Overhead Power Lines (GS6, ENATS 43-8) Course

Our 1 day course that is designed for those who require the ability to design and create a Safe System of Work and documents to operate machinery / plant within close proximity to overhead electric power lines in accordance with Health and Safety Guidance Notes GS6 and Energy Networks Association Technical Specifications ENATS 43-8.

The course will set out the criteria delegates will need to consider where access to a place of work may pass under, or the actual work activity, may be below or in close proximity to electric overhead power lines.

By the end of the course delegates will have an understanding ofthe health and safety requirements regarding their duty of care in providing information, instruction, responsibilities and the obligations of all parties including the local Distribution Network Operator at the design and creation of a Safe System of Work where work is to be carried out in close proximity to overhead electric power lines.

Course Content

HSE guidance note GS6 (fourth edition)

GS6 Overhead Cable Goalposts & Cable Marker

Danger Notices, Signage and Cones

ENA technical specification ENATS 43-8

Health & Safety Guidance & Legislation

Types of overhead lines, voltages and clearances

Super Rule height measuring gauge

Site specific hazards

Practical onsite exercises

Risk assessments

Emergency Procedures


This course is intended to enhance candidate’s knowledge of statutory regulations, codes of practice, safety procedures and technical aspects of avoiding danger from overhead power lines

Particularly: ENATS 43-8 and GS 6


For all individuals who require an understanding and knowledge of GS6 Avoiding danger from overhead power lines.


Candidates who successfully complete the theoretical and practical competence assessments will receive our “Competence” certificate. Candidates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competence assessments will receive an “Attendance” certificate.

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