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.

If you see electricity lines that are down, hanging low, damaged or causing significant risk to the public please call 999. If you think your situation is dangerous, please stay at least 10 meters 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).

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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 adviceFor more information on working near overhead power lines please read the GS6 guide on the HSE website.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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