Be aware of what’s around you
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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.
If you are a landowner, farmer or leisure business operator who may have our equipment on your property, we are keen to work with you to ensure that those who use your land stay safe.
So if you have our power lines, cables or substations on or across your land, we are here to provide advice and guidance to enable you, your employees, your customers and the general public to always think safe and stay safe.
To find out more about staying safe around electricity or to download our free warning posters and advice leaflets please click here.
Look Out Look Up! to reduce overhead power line incidents
On average, one person dies or is seriously injured each month as a result of contact with overhead power lines. Data from the Health & Safety Executive shows that one in four of these cases (26%) will involve a lorry driver, making construction and road haulage workers at extreme risk of fatal injury in the workplace.
Despite this threat to life, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) found that over 50% of lorry drivers do not understand the proper safety requirements for working near overhead power lines.
To help reduce the number of fatalities amongst lorry drivers, the UK’s energy network operators have joined forces to launch Look Out Look Up!.
As part of the campaign, the ENA has released a new, thought-provoking film targeting those working in construction and road haulage. The film explores the journey of two road haulage workers carrying out a job near overhead power lines resulting in a fatal accident. As well as showcasing the dangers of working near overhead power lines, the film also reveals the devastating affects these accidents can have on friends and family.