I need advice about working near overhead power lines
Working near electricity is dangerous. We offer free safety advice and a visit from an expert when you need to work near an overhead power line.
Typically customers need this when:
Carrying out work at home or on a pole near power lines
Using large machinery under power lines
Building near power lines
Did you know:
Working near electricity is dangerous
Please do not risk your safety by working near electricity without taking safety advice first. We offer free advice and a site visit from an expert when you need to work near a power line to make sure you’re working safely. Read more about our safety advice. For more information on working near overhead power lines please read the GS6 guide on the HSE website.
Our experts can offer free advice to you
We will first call you to offer safety advice and then if needed one of our experts can come to visit you to give you advice and recommendations about how to work safely. We may need to visit a second time but this will depend on your situation and the work involved.
How long will this take?
We'll always aim to book you in for the next available appointment that is convenient for you.
Request online now
We’ll call you within ten working days to arrange a visit
An expert will visit you to offer advice
Our experts can offer this advice to you for free.
No, we do not recommend working near overhead power lines because electricity is dangerous.
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.
Free to call from a mobile or landline phones. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.