This course is suitable for anyone who works in the water supply industry who may need to use an Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD) while conducting works on metallic pipes.

Why complete this Control Risk on Metallic Pipes (Main-to-Meter) Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety 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 the use of Abnormal Voltage Detection Devices (AVDD), commonly referred to as a Mains to Meter Course.

  • Abnormal Voltage Detection Devices (AVDD’s)
  • Bridging conductors
  • Dial Before You Dig service
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around water assets is preferred

Available Dates

Upcoming Workshops

Course Dates Time Available Spaces Cost Individual Bookings Business Bookings
18 June 2024 07:45 am - 12:00 pm 2 $320.00
16 July 2024 07:45 am - 12:00 pm 6 $320.00
27 August 2024 07:45 am - 12:00 pm 12 $320.00

Course Details

For the Control Electrical Risk on Metallic Pipes (AKA Main-to-Meter) Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to metallic pipe work, such as being able to:

  • Read and correctly interpret safe work method statements and Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD) operating instructions
  • Complete paperwork relevant to conducting work on metallic pipes, including completing risk assessments
  • Interpret results from an Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD)
  • Speak English clearly in order to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the capability to complete the Control Electrical Risk on Metallic Pipes (AKA Main-to-Meter) Course requirements described above, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

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

  • A maximum of 12 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport
  • This course is delivered over a half day face-to-face with a blend of classroom-based and practical activities
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking
  • Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer test and a practical assessment involving the use of a Abnormal Voltage Detection Device (AVDD)
  • Verbal assessments will not be conducted for this course (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)

If you have any questions about our Control Electrical Risk on Metallic Pipes (AKA Main-to-Meter) Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

Each water board may have specific refresher intervals that they require you to comply with. It’s best to check with the water board you are working for.

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17 reviews for Control Electrical Risk on Metallic Pipes Course (Main-to-Meter)

  1. Luke

    Great knowledge and made the course interesting and enjoyable.

  2. Anonymous

    Great trainer and explained every detail to help us understand main to meter.

  3. Annoynomus

    Danny was incredible, knowledgeable and easy to get along with.

  4. Anonymous

    Great trainer, appreciate the session. Thank you.

  5. Anonymous

    Great teacher with great knowledge

  6. Shane

    Engaging class with real world applications and experiences.

  7. Tristan

    Danny is incredible at his job and has great knowledge.

  8. Spencer

    Danny was really straight forward and honest with his teachings. Learnt a lot from him and he made sure we understood what he taught us. Thank you Danny!

  9. Jonathon

    Danny was easy to understand and was able to educate me on the operations and safe installation of the AVDD equipment.

  10. Danny

    Trainer was thorough, well spoken with plenty of relevant examples, was a pleasure completing the course.

  11. Matthew

    Trainer has a very broad knowledge of the subject and was easy to understand to learn the content.

  12. Paul Clarke

    Dave ran through the course with sound knowledge and east to follow structures.

  13. James Dislakis

    Dave was very thorough on the procedure of replacing a water meter.

  14. Michael

    Great trainers, very helpful, and wonderful facility. Would recommend

  15. Jason

    Wam training is an excellent company that teaches you in such a professional manner, leaving you well trained and confident in your job.

  16. Kary

    Thank you WAM! Great experience from awesome trainers. Wonderful to see people sharing real world experiences. Keep up the great work

  17. Daniel

    Excellent course and great training provided

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