(4 hour course)

Unit Code:

  • NWPNET003 Control electrical risk on metallic pipes

WHO should complete Main-to-Meter training?

Anyone who works in the water supply industry who may need to conduct works on main-to-meter pipes.

Additional Entry Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Applicants must satisfy the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements as outlined below
  • Experience working around water assets is preferred but not mandatory

WHY do you need Main-to-Meter training?

The Law:
Section 21 of the OHS Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

Water boards may require their staff and contractors to undergo Nationally Accredited training in this area.

WHAT is covered in Main-to-Meter training?

This course provides trainees with information, instruction and training about safe operation of a Abnormal Voltage Detection Devices (AVDD’s) in the context of main-to-meter pipe works.  This course will help you or your employees to understand what is required to:

  • Understand and control electrical hazards associated with metallic pipes
  • Inspect and use an Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD)
  • Inspect and use a bridging conductor
  • Access and use the Dial Before You Dig service

WHERE are the Main-to-Meter courses conducted?

How Safe is Your Workplace?

If safety is important to you and your staff are operating any elevating work platforms, you must always ask yourself the question “How safe is your Workplace?”

How Safe is Your Workplace?



For Private Course Bookings:

  • $2400.00 (GST Exempt) per session
  • $3600.00 (GST Exempt) for two sessions (if conducted on same day with 30 minute break between sessions)

For Public Course Bookings:

  • $240.00 (GST Exempt) per person

WHEN are Main-to-Meter courses conducted?

For Private Course Bookings:

To enquire about private courses, click on the ‘Course Enquiry’ tab – we’ll work with you to find a mutually agreeable date & time.

Public Course Dates:

  • Tuesday 26th March 2019.

Duration & course times:

  • AM Session:  4 hour course (7:45am – 12 noon  Approx.)

Course numbers:

  • Maximum 12 per session


  • Enclosed shoes and hi-visibility clothing are required
  • WAM Training can provide a hi-visibility safety vest for courses on our site


Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer written test and a practical assessment involving:

  • Using the Dial Before You Dig service
  • Selecting and inspecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Earthing, fitting and testing an Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD) and bridging conductor
  • Restoring the work area to a safe conduction upon completion of works


Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment and Proof of Training Card.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy:

Trainees need to be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required and numeracy to work by themselves and as part of a team, exercising judgement in the selection of equipment, services or contingency plans. Trainees must be able to utilise workplace documentation without the guidance of another person.

Health note:

The training and assessment may involve bending, crawling, and light to medium lifting.