Electric Fences

Level NA Cost $195/day excl

Length One day

Course Starting Various start dates throughout the year

Taratahi's, Electric Fencing one-day rural skills workshop is ideal for those wanting to gain or refresh their skills for building or repairing electric fencing.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • What are the hazards when working with electric fences, and how to minimise risk including safety gear.
  • Posts, wire and insulator types used in electric fences, lighter than a post and wire fence as it relies on the electric current to keep stock out.
  • Electric fence design for different situations, including components selected and when an anchor assembly is used and what type to select.  
  • Practice running out wires, installing insulators and cut-out switches.
  • Practice installing underground cables, and spring gates.
  • Selecting an appropriate electric fence energizer by using charts and calculating total fence length and earth.
  • Issues that arise with earthing.  Installing energizers with sufficient earthing, and testing the fence function and power.  
  • Repairing faults: cut-off switch, undergate cable, end insulator, post insulator, electric fence support post, line clamp, outrigger, insufficient energizer unit.
  • Repairing shorts caused by vegetation, debris, or loose fence components.

PPE gear and fencing gear will be provided.  Please ensure you wear sturdy footwear.

Entry criteria for the workshop : You must be 16 years of age or older, must be physically capable of handling the equipment involved in fencing and completed the Taratahi Basic Fencing rural skills workshop.

Teas and coffees provided, please bring your own lunch.

This rural skills workshop is available in all of Taratahi's regions.  If you would like to know the date of the next workshop at a region near you, then please get in touch with us either by emailing info@taratahi.ac.nz or on 0800 827 2824 and speak to a member of our enquiries team.

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