Industry Specific Courses

Full and Refresher courses

Note that all courses require staff to wear full PPE.  Please ensure that you bring this with you on any MITA training courses.


Close Approach or Close Approach 10508

This half-day course provides safety information for staff that are required to prune, maintain and remove trees or cut scrub in close proximity to electric live power lines.  There is also the option to include unit standard 10508 in the course.


Crane Training – Full/Refresher

For staff who are required to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and experience while using truck-mounted cranes.  The 1-day full course includes US 10507, 16617 and 18038.

The Refresher course is a 4 hour morning course for those staff who have completed the Unit Standards above.


Electricity Supply Training for Civil Workers


This 5-day course provides a comprehensive programme for Civil Workers. It includes theoretical information (including Unit Standards, legislation, Codes of Practice and Electrical Safety guides) and practical exercises (including loading and unloading equipment and machinery safely).



Electrical Theory

Personnel who undertake this 1 day course gain knowledge of the range of objects, materials and equipment through which electricity is conducted in the industry.  They also gain an understanding of electrical currents and resistance.


EWRB – Electrical Safety Refresher

Section 95 of the 1992 Electricity Act requires all registered electrical workers to hold a practicing licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. This licence must be renewed every two years (dependent on class), and involves passing a EWRB approved competence programme. 

This 5 hour course covers both theoretical and practical assessments.  Electrical safety, testing to ensure safety and electron briefings are also covered.

You must wear full PPE and bring the Electricity Regs and SMEI's with you on course.


HV Switching – Full / Refresher

Allows your staff to be recognised by network owners and contractors as a competent operator and recognises skills and experience of staff that have been field switching for a period of time.

It allows employers to cover their responsibility under the Health & Safety Act, Electricity Act and 2010 regulations by ensuring that their staff are trained on new and existing equipment.

The full course is two days of training; the refresher course is one day.


HV Live Line – Full

A 7-week course for personnel who are required to undertake High Voltage Live Line work in the Electricity Supply Industry.

The training meets the requirements of ECP 46 part 1 and 3 and provides the candidate with the skills and knowledge to perform non load bearing and load bearing Stick and Glove and Barrier methods.  It includes the following methods:

  • HV Stick Method

Based on maintaining a minimum approach distance (MAD) from any energised high voltage line or apparatus while performing work using tools and equipment fitted to insulating sticks.

  • HV Glove and Barrier Method

Based on maintaining, as a minimum, two (2) levels of insulation to prevent phase to earth and/or phase to phase contact.


MEWP Full / Refresher

For personnel who are required to use a MEWP to carry out certain tasks and duties.

The Full is a 1 day course that includes US 18272, 10507, 18038; the Refresher is a half day course.


Pole Top Rescue

Personnel are able to do the following from an electrical structure:

  • Describe procedures for rescue

  • Carry out rescue of a victim

  • Report rescue from an electrical structure


It includes US 10507, 10508, 10509, 17025.


Restricted Areas – Full

This 1 day course is for personnel who are required to access restricted areas in an electricity supply environment. 


It includes US 10507, 17026 and 20092.


Working at Height – Full / Refresher

Personnel gain the knowledge and experience to work safely at heights, reducing incidents associated with doing so to themselves and others.  A range of structures will be covered, together with harnesses and attachments used to work safely.

The 2-day full course includes US 10507, 10508, 10509, 17025, 18038, 23229; the 1-day refresher recaps the US.