We provide a free service to cover your overhead power line
To enable you to work near an overhead power line we can install a temporary protection to overhead power lines by covering them with a plastic sleeve or tubing. This can also be called shrouding, sleeving, covering or sheathing.
We can usually cover an overhead power line if it's attached to your property
If you wan to cover an electric power line which runs from one pole to another pole then one of our experts will need to visit you to offer advice on how to proceed safely. For more information on working near overhead power lines please read the GS6 guide on the HSE website.
We usually need ten working days notice to get someone to visit you.
We cover your overhead power line to protect you against incidental contact only, you should always work carefully and safely around our cables. We do not recommend touching any electricity cables as electricity is dangerous.
No, usually we are able to cover overhead power lines live. However we'll talk you through options when we visit. For example if your power line is not suitable to be covered or you have thatched roof we may have to turn the power off.