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Checking power lines and poles

Property owners should arrange for periodic checks to ensure that the lines and the poles supporting the lines on their property are in good order. You can contact Electra for information on who to contact. This includes checking that the lines are not in contact with trees or tree branches. If the power supply is an underground cable a record should be kept of the location.

Keeping your power lines in a safe condition will help ensure you, your family and friends avoid a serious accident or death.

If you are going to doing any excavation work, before you start digging always check the location of power cables and other services such as gas and water pipes. Call 0800 B4U DIG (0800 248 344) dial before you dig for advice.