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Licensing & training

Information relating to the rules, regulations and training for electricians and network contractors working on our network. 

Safety inductions

All of our contractors and employees need to complete our free online safety induction training course in accordance with the OSH-3.2-5-2-1 Safety Induction Requirements.  

Our Horizon Power induction includes a suite of packages, with different options tailored to the type of work and location involved for a particular team. Depending on your role, you may need to complete: 

  • Safety and Wellbeing General Induction (all workers) 
  • Safety and Wellbeing Emergency Induction (all workers) 
  • Safety and Wellbeing Operational Induction (This is required if you perform, supervise or manage operational activities such as maintenance, construction or inspection activities.) 
  • Safety and Wellbeing Regional Inductions (You may need to complete an induction for where you are based AND other locations, as required to attend Bentley or regional locations.) 

Each package has a Course Overview which outlines the number of modules, course duration, instructions and other information. 

Once you have successfully completed all of the modules and course requirements, you’ll be able to download a copy of your induction completion for your records. 

How to enrol

If you need to complete our safety induction as a contractor, contact your Horizon Power Contract Manager or Horizon Power Regional Health & Safety Advisor to organise your login details. This will give you access to our Horizon Power Learning Management System (LMS). 

Once you are logged in: 

  1. Select Course Catalogue. 
  2. Select Safety and Wellbeing Regional Induction (Bentley and regional locations) or Safety and Wellbeing Induction (General, Operational and Emergency). 
  3. Choose the induction you need to complete and follow the instructions provided. 

If you have any questions about your induction, please contact your Horizon Power Contract Manager or Horizon Power Regional Health & Safety Advisor. 

You must be a licensed electrician to operate in Western Australia

In WA, regulations do not permit unlicensed persons to work on electrical installations. Additional conditions apply to the licensing of electrical contractors including advertising as, or contracting to perform such work.

Enquiries regarding licensing, the qualifications to work, to undertake work, and/or to contract to perform electrical work on electrical installations should be referred to Building and Energy.

Please note: Horizon Power does not support contractor connect schemes.

Keep your details up to date

It is important to ensure that both individual (electrical worker) and business (electrical contractor or in-house) licenses are correctly registered and maintained. Visit the Building and Energy website to update your details.

Preliminary and completion notices

An electrical contractor who carries out any notifiable electrical work is required to let us know through a Preliminary and Completion notice before and after the work is carried out.

All Electrical Notices are required to be lodged via the E-Notice portal, available through The Office of Building and Energy. For registration and further information, visit commerce.wa.gov.au.

Once they are lodged, Horizon Power will receive a copy of your Preliminary or Completion Notice.

To avoid project delays, it is important that all paperwork you submit to us is fully complete and compliant. Horizon Power will not accept a Completion Notice without first receiving a compliant Preliminary Notice.

You must be authorised to to work on or near our electrical network equipment on our behalf

Contractor authorisation is only obtained through the Horizon Power representative who engages the contractor to work. Along with each application form there must be clear, readable copies of qualifications, licences, authorities and training certificates as supporting evidence.

Training and qualification requirements can be identified through the Horizon Power Technical Training Matrix. 

How to apply

Complete the Application for Horizon Power Contractor Authorisation.

The contractor is responsible to ensure all sub-contractors have the appropriate Horizon Power authorisation prior to the commencement of the work.

  • Authorised contractor employees' are issued with a Contractor Authorisation (CA).
  • This CA will contain a photo and unique number.
  • This will be used for proof of CA and linked to Horizon Power's TLMS (Training Learning Management System).
  • This system will record and manage the categories of work that the contractor is authorised to undertake.

Horizon Power will undertake regular compliance audits to ensure contractors employees' have the correct authorisation for the work they are undertaking.

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