Cut trees and bushes near power lines

We can arrange for overhead power lines to be switched off temporarily whilst tree trimming is being carried out.
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Customers may need this when:

  • Trees are growing close to power lines

  • Tree surgeons need the power turned off to work safely

  • Bushes are growing close to power lines

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We can turn your power off whilst your tree surgeon cuts away trees and bushes

We often get requests from customers to shut down the power supply temporarily to allow their tree surgeons to work safely to cut back trees. To understand the work involved we will carry out a site visit, occasionally we may need to trim trees back from our power lines first. Please ensure your tree surgeon knows how long they need the power to be shut down for as this will help with the planning, typically the longest we allow for a shut down is 8 hours. Occasionally this work will be carried out by some of our contractors. For more information on working near overhead power lines please read the GS6 guide on the HSE website.

If you think your situation is dangerous, please stay away from the equipment and call us 24 hours a day on 0800 31 63 105 or 105 (free to call from a landline or mobile).

Tree in close proximity to power lines                     

How long will this take?

We'll always aim to book you in for the next available appointment that is convenient for you.

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We'll call you and arrange a site visit to plan the work
We will turn off the power so trees can be cut back

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