The National Utilities Code : What staff on-site should know

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Are you complying with the National Utilities Code?  

It is compulsory for all utility operators, road managers and rail operators, but many organisations are not using it properly.

This course is designed specifically for contractors and utility network staff who are working in the road or rail corridor, installing or maintaining utility assets. 

The course focuses on those parts of the Code that apply directly to utility operators and their agents as they work on-site. It also covers the handbook for workers in the road corridor: Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe.  

Note: This course does not include all chapters of the Code.


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1 day course.

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Fiona Knight

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$495 + GST per person 

(Minimum numbers are required before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Key messages in the Code
  • All requirements that apply to utility operators
  • Roles and responsibilites of all the parties
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • Applying to get access the corridors
  • Locating assets in the transport corridors
  • Site management
  • Working in the corridors (chapter 5)
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Use their course notes to assist them when seeking access to or working in a transport corridor
  • Understand those parts of the Code that apply specifically to utility operators and their agents
  • Be familiar with their own specific responsibilities under the Code
  • Comply with the Code as required by the Utilities Access Act 2010 
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Who should attend

People who work on utilities on-site in road or rail corridors: utility network operators and their agents / contractors and supervisors.


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Presenter information

Fiona was fully involved throughout the development of the Code from 2006 until it was approved by the Minister for Infrastructure in 2011, and knows it intimately.  She has managed seminars on the Code across NZ, and developed the Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe handbook for workers in the road corridor.

Fiona was also Executive Officer for the NZ Utilities Advisory Group (NZUAG) 2001–2013. She is a qualified and award-winning training presenter who has been actively involved in training since 2000.

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