Overhead Services

Accidental contact with live overhead power lines kills people and causes many serious injuries every year. People are also harmed when a person or object gets too close to a line and a flashover occurs. Work involving high vehicles or long equipment is particularly high risk.

In Construction the following vehicles / equipment is particularly high risk – Lorry mounted cranes (such as HIABs), Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP’s), scaffold poles, tipper vehicles, cranes, ladders.

More information can be found here: Overhead Power Lines

Overhead Power Lines: HSE Guidance Note GS6

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