Cover my power lines so I can work near them

Overhead power lines can get in the way of work at your property. We provide a free service to cover overhead power lines and keep everyone safe.

Customers need their power line covered when: 

  • Repairing a roof

  • Repairing fascias or cladding

  • Repairing a chimney

  • Building an extension

  • Working with scaffolding

  • Replacing windows

        Did you know:

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. 

A covered power line

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.

The type of power line we can cover

How long will this take?

We need 10 working days from when we have processed your request to get someone to visit you.

Request a free visit online now
We'll visit you
We'll cover your electricity cable
You can then carry out the work you need safely
We'll remove the cover when you need us to

Common questions

Register or log in to our self service portal

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.

Continue as a guest

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.

Contact us

Call us

Free to call from a mobile or landline phone. Lines are open Monday - Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.