High Load Permit

Before transporting a vehicle or load over five metres in height you’ll need to get a High Load Permit from Horizon Networks. Our power lines are located about five metres above the ground so if you’re planning to transport a vehicle or load higher than our power lines, it may be necessary for us to lift the lines in certain areas, or for one of our contracting staff to escort you along part of your journey.

If you fail to obtain a High Load Permit and cause damage to our network, you could be liable for significant costs for repairs.

Download High Load Application Form

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High Load Request Form

For approval of transport of high load through network area.

Height Minimum Notice Period
4 - 5.5m 5 working days
5.5 - 6m 15 working days
6m +

To be assessed 30+ Working days

Horizon Networks reserves the right to extend notice periods and decline the requested carriage date.

Please complete the PDF High Load Application form and email to HighLoads@horizonnetworks.nz

High load transport approval conditions that may be placed on the haulage contractor include:

  • The Haulage contractor is required to measure and record the height of the load in its prior to travel and make this measurement available on request.
  • Route to be followed by the load, if differing from that on the Request.
  • Time of commencement of travel, if differing from that on the Request.
  • Approval, subject to a satisfactory check, prior to the travel period, of all carriageway conductors along the route (to ensure that their spans have not been recently lowered by any outside influence, such as a vehicle strike on poles or by the transport of an unauthorised high load that has snagged and lowered conductors).
  • Where safety distances may not otherwise be maintained, Approval subject to the presence of a network escort vehicle during the transport of the load to ensure that any necessary precautions (e.g., using insulating skids or covers, lifting low voltage conductors) are taken.
  • Where safety distances will be infringed or the conductors pose an obstruction, Approval subject to the presence of a network escort vehicle and a network lines vehicle, complete with competent persons, to carry out all necessary lines work (e.g., lifting high voltage conductors, disconnection, removal, and later reinstatement of conductors).
  • Payment of all charges reflecting the work carried out by the network operator’s contractor.

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