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Safety Toolbox

We’ve developed a range of useful safety training resources which can be used by contractors, businesses, and individuals to help drive a culture of safety around power lines and cables.

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Stay safe when working around overhead power lines.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

Nearly every work site has power lines, workers
need to be aware of them and any equipment that could
make contact with them. It’s vital to your safety to know
proper power line safety practices.

We’ve created a set of basic safety tips to help reduce the risk factor when working around overhead power lines.

Got a question? Give us a call on 0800 367 546

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Take care with high loads

If your load is higher than 4.25m, you need to apply for a high load permit.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for error.

When transporting loads through our network which are higher than 4.25m, be sure to apply for a high load permit.

Permit applications should be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to the planned move date, this will provide our team with ample time assess if an electricity shutdown is necessary.

Got a question? Give us a call on 0800 367 328

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Stay safe when working near underground cables.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

Damaging underground assets by accident whilst conducting excavation work can hinder the supply of important utilities, result in costly repairs, and in the worst case scenario cause serious injury or death.

Got a question? Give us a call on 0800 367 546

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Stay clear of downed lines

Stay safe around downed power lines, treat lines as live at all times.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

If you see downed power lines, do not go near them. Stay away and call us immediately.

To report a downed line, give us a call on 0800 367 328

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Pillar box safety

Keep pillar boxes clear.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

Damaged pillar boxes can be dangerous. Make sure they are visible as all times to avoid damage.

If you see a pillar box that is damaged, please call us to report it on 0800 367 328 

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Power line incidents

Stay inside, stay safe.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

If you have an accident with a power line, stay inside your vehicle and call us immediately.

For help with downed power lines, give us a call on 0800 367 328

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Trees near lines

Keep trees and branches a safe distance from power lines.

When it comes to electrical safety, there is no room for
error.

Trees near power lines are dangerous. Keeping them a safe distance from power lines is important. Ensure trees and branches are not within 4 metres of power lines.

Plant trees well away from power lines. Try to keep branches trimmed before they grow too close to lines.

If they get too close, just call our vegetation team. To report a tree hazard near lines, give us a call on 0800 367 546

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