Electricity emergency

Gas emergency

Accreditation and authorisation

Evoenergy has legal obligations under the Utilities Act 2000 to produce and enforce a set of Electrical Safety Rules which sets out the procedures and responsibilities for all persons required to work on or near its electricity network.

Any commercial business that performs work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where there is a reasonable possibility of a person, either directly or through any conducting medium (for example via mobile plant or insufficiently insulated or covered tools or equipment), coming within the relevant safe approach distances of the Evoenergy overhead or underground network must be accredited by Evoenergy, and its employees must be trained in the Electrical Safety Rules and authorised by Evoenergy.

Evoenergy has implemented the use of Beakon, a web-based compliance management system, to record and manage company accreditations and worker authorisations.

Information collected during this process is only used for the purpose for which it was provided and related purposes that you would reasonably expect and as permitted or required by law.

Evoenergy Privacy Policy explains how we comply with the Australian Privacy Principles and other legal requirements in relation to the way we handle information that we collect via this website.

The following information provides an overview of Evoenergy’s accreditation and authorisation process – further detail is included in the Evoenergy Accreditation and Authorisation procedure.

To apply for company accreditation

Accreditation identifies a company as having the necessary resources and insurances to have authorised workers complete work on or near Evoenergy’s network in a safe and reliable manner.

  1. Complete a Company Accreditation Application Form on the Evoenergy website.

    After processing, an email is sent to the nominated company contact containing a link to the Beakon web portal with a username, and temporary password.

  2. Load the following supporting documents to Beakon within seven business days of profile creation for review.

    Once all documents have been loaded, allow up to 10 business days for the review and approval process to be completed.

    Should a document be rejected, the nominated contact will be notified in writing of the non-conformance and allowed the opportunity to correct and resubmit the document.

    When all documentation has been reviewed and approved, notification is sent to the company contact to apply for worker authorisation.



Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance of not less than $20 million
In some circumstances, a lower public liability insurance policy may be accepted – please email for further information.

As policy expires
Certificate of Currency for Worker’s Compensation 
Visit WorkSafe ACT for Workers Compensation information including legislated requirements and cross-border workers.
Personal Injury Insurance is accepted for owner/operators
As policy expires
High Risk SWMS for the tasks being performed on or near the Evoenergy network
Visit Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe ACT for guidance on the function, content and application of SWMS required for high risk construction work.
Maximum of 24 months between reviews
Statutory Declaration
A Statutory Declaration template can be downloaded from the Attorney-General's Department.
The person making the declaration should acknowledge and agree:
1. only appropriately trained and authorised workers will be utilised to undertake work on/near the Evoenergy network.
2. to maintain currency of all required insurance policies for the duration of accreditation.
3. to monitor, review, and adhere to all safety documentation for the duration of accreditation.
4. that Evoenergy may at any time review, suspend or cancel accreditation or authorisations.
Once-off submission

Maintaining accreditation compliance

Accreditation lasts for twelve months from the first document completion date. To maintain accreditation compliance, ensure new or reviewed documentation is loaded to the company profile prior to a document’s expiry date.

To assist with compliance, reminders for upcoming expiries are sent from Beakon to the nominated company contact at intervals of one month, one week and one day prior.

Accreditation non-compliance that exceeds a one-month period will result in the company profile and all associated (worker) profiles becoming inactive.

Evidence of accreditation compliance

Updated daily from Beakon records, a list of companies with compliant accreditation is promoted on the Evoenergy website and allows a member of the public to search for an accredited company based on the scope of work to be performed near the Evoenergy network.

Should a company’s accreditation become non-compliant, is suspended, or cancelled for any reason, authorised workers of that company are no longer permitted to work on or near the Evoenergy network.

To apply for worker authorisation

Authorisation with Evoenergy is formal approval for an employee of an accredited company, that is appropriately qualified and competent, to work on or near the network.

Authorised workers are required to adhere to Evoenergy’s Electrical Safety Rules, Service and Installation Rules (if applicable), operational procedures, safe work practices and construction standards.

Each authorisation outcome is specific to the task/s being performed and requires the worker to have and maintain currency for various training competencies.

Further detail on authorisation types, training requirements and acceptable forms of evidence are included in the Evoenergy Accreditation and Authorisation procedure.

  1. The worker must be an employee of the accredited company.

  2. Request a worker profile by submitting a NEW USER REQUEST FORM from the company’s Beakon profile.

    Once created, an email is sent to the worker containing a link to the Beakon web portal with a username, and temporary password.

  3. Load evidence of having completed and maintained currency in the required training competencies to the worker’s profile.

    Training evidence can be loaded to Beakon either before or after completing the Evoenergy Electrical Safety Rules course but must be loaded prior to carrying out work on or near Evoenergy’s network.

  4. As part of our accreditation and authorisation program, we deliver non-accredited, network related training courses. These courses are available as eLearning in Beakon, allowing workers to complete the training at a time that best suits their schedule and can be completed as initial or refresher training.

    Evoenergy Electrical Safety Rules

    Workers completing this training will understand how to apply Evoenergy’s Electrical Safety Rules and other procedures related to working on or near our electricity network.

    This course must be completed by:

    • any person required, or has the potential, to come within a safe approach distance of Evoenergys network, or

    • any person required to work on the Evoenergy network.

    Evoenergy Service and Installation Rules

    Workers completing this training will understand how to interpret the Service and Installation Rules specific to Evoenergy, identify a network boundary, understand what work can be undertaken in the space and the applicable safe work practices and identify when an installation can and cannot be energised and de-energised.

    This course must be completed by any licensed electrician in the ACT who is:

    • required to install and/or remove service fuses at the network boundary for single premises, and/or

    • required to terminate consumer mains cables at the network boundary of single premise installations (not including Point of Attachment style network boundaries), and/or

    • applying for an Evoenergy key to access metering or isolation locations in multi tenanted installations.

Maintaining authorisation compliance

Authorisation lasts for twelve months from the first course completion date. To maintain authorisation compliance, ensure evidence of recent training completion is loaded to the workers profile prior to the training expiry date.

To assist with compliance, reminders for upcoming expiries are sent from Beakon, to the nominated company contact and the worker, at intervals of three months, one month and three days prior.

Further information

Further information and assistance is available by contacting

Loading power...