Working safe

Plan around the power network

Working near the electricity network can be very dangerous. Cable strikes can affect the electricity supply to the local area, damage plant and equipment and put lives at risk. Planning ahead is the key to ensuring a safe worksite.

Working near the electricity network can be very dangerous. Cable strikes can affect the electricity supply to the local area, damage plant and equipment and put lives at risk. Planning ahead is the key to ensuring a safe work site.

Contact with underground or overhead powerlines can be avoided if potential hazards are identified before commencing any activity on a work site. Do you need a power outage to safely move plant or cranes on to site, visual indicators like tiger tails to highlight the presence of overhead powerlines and Dial Before You Dig plans to help locate any underground cables?

Our checklists, fact sheets and videos will help you safely plan your next job around the power network.