VEDN Pole to Pit

Chris Healy

Chris Healey, Senior Supervisor

Chris Healey began his career in the civil construction industry over 30 years ago. From his humble beginnings as a civil labourer, Chris quickly grew into a team leader and eventually into a supervisory role.

Chris was recruited to the TSA team in July 2020, due largely to his extensive experience in HV & LV installations, I.T.S. and traffic signal works. His common professional ideals in commitment to staff, training and safety, complements the TSA brand on all levels.

How Is the Process Done by a Qualified Melbourne Contractor?​

The process of installing overhead electrical service cables to homes and commercial premises are fast becoming a thing of the past.

New construction, refurbishments and renovations are turning to underground electricity supply which involves the installation of an electrical ‘pole to pit’.

Not only does underground electrical infrastructure provide a much safer option in the event of storm or damage by trees, but it also much more aesthetically pleasing to the environment. 

Tradetech Services Australia (TSA) are experts in the installation of underground electrical infrastructure and are a key supplier to the electricity supply industry.

How is the electrical pole to pit process done by Tradetech Services Australia?

Listed below are the steps that we take to connect the supply of electricity, from the street pole to your home or business establishment.​
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1. Inspection

Following an application for an underground service pit to the relevant ‘Supply Authority’, a supply offer is made to the customer. From acceptance of this offer, Tradetech Services Australia (TSA), will make a site inspection to determine the ‘scope of works’.

2. Permits and Accreditation

We then co-ordinate with the local government agencies, to obtain permits, certifications and other necessary documents. Tradetech Services Australia (TSA) is an approved VEDN civil contractor. VEDN is the Victorian Electrical Distribution Network, a committee of the Victorian Electricity Supply Industry or VESI. Having a VEDN approval means that we are accredited to undertake various tasks that deal with underground cabling in around Melbourne.

3. Materials

Once the permits are granted, we precure all the necessary materials and equipment to carry out the ‘pole to pit’ works. We are equipped with excavators, horizontal boring equipment, directional drilling, hydro excavation equipment, traffic management and all the tools necessary to complete the works.

4. Precautions

From the obtained’ Dial Before You Dig’ documents, a scan of all existing underground assets is performed to prevent any damage whilst performing the works. Hydro excavation (NDD) may also be required to protect these assets as well as protection of tree roots.

5. Cabling

Inspections and audits are performed on every project to ensure the quality and integrity of each installation. Following this process and completion of ‘As Built’ drawings, all documents are handed over to the relevant Supply Authority for the process of connection.

6. Re-instatement

Finally, Tradetech Services Australia (TSA) will reinstate all concrete, asphalt and grass areas that had been disturbed during the installation, thus providing a total ‘turnkey’ solution to every project.

To summarise, the ‘pole to pit’ process requires expertise, the right equipment,  accreditation, skilled staff, and attention to detail to ensure the job is done right.

Feel free to contact us if you need any additional information about our services.

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