We provide a free service to cover your overhead power line
We provide a free service to cover your overhead power line (also known as shrouding, or sheathing your power line).
To enable you to work near an overhead power line we can install temporary insulation to protect them, we do this by covering them with a plastic sleeve or tubing.
We can usually cover an overhead power line if it's attached to your property
If you want 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 need 10 working days from when we have processed your request 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. Electricity is dangerous, so do not touch any electricity cables.
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.
You can request this service by registering or logging in to our self service portal which also allows you to submit multiple applications and track the progress of any existing applications. All incomplete application forms will automatically save to your dashboard, so you can always come back to them later.
Complete our online application form and our team will contact you to schedule in a suitable time for one of our engineers to visit you.