Safety around the network

Ausgrid is committed to protecting our customers, the community and electrical workers from the dangers associated with electricity and our distribution network.  Public awareness of electrical risks and ways to minimise them are an integral part of our operations. 

Electrical substations, powerlines and underground cables are all around us.  We need to be aware and respectful of the hazards associated with this equipment and how to stay safe around it.

Always check for underground cables before digging, even around your home.  Take care of overhead wires when carrying, moving or operating tall metal objects and machinery, and never enter electricity substations.