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Safety is of paramount importance and we are committed to providing a safe and reliable electricity distribution supply while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment.

Our over-riding aim is to ensure than no one is injured or has their health damaged as a result of our business activity.

This is why we continue to seek out and develop new and improved tools and techniques with the aim of eliminating or reducing risk.

Please click here to view our Health and Safety Policy.

We are also involved with Powering Improvement, an initiative to develop strategies for workplace safety. It incorporates involvement from the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and various trade unions. You can find out more here.

Contact us

Emergency information 08000 6783 105
General contact enquires 0800 096 3080

Public safety advice

See our selection of videos, posters and leaflets to learn more about keeping safe near the network.

Safety performance

Find out more about our latest Health & Safety certification.

Be aware of what’s around you

We all use electricity. It enables us to live our lives to the full, but it needs to be treated with care because it can also be extremely dangerous.

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Public safety advice

Here you'll find videos, posters and leaflets to help you stay safe near the network.

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Safety performance

Find out more about our health & safety policies and performance. 

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Angling safety

Fishing close to overhead power lines can result in electric shocks, serious burn injuries and even death.

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Ballooning safety

Ballooning accidents are rare, but almost 40% of those reported involve contact with overhead power lines.

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Camping safety

Campers and festival goers are at risk of serious injury and even death, if they ignore the dangers posed by overhead power lines.

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Drone safety

Drones can pose a serious risk to users and others, if they are not flown properly – and should always be kept at a safe distance from overhead power lines.

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Farming safety

At least one agricultural accident involving overhead lines is reported every day, according to the latest figures.

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Sailing safety

The majority of sailing accidents involving electricity happen when boats make contact with overhead lines while being rigged or moved on dry land.

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