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Remember to always stay safe and clear of electricity wires

The pandemic has changed our world and we must all take extra care to protect ourselves and others.

Overhead electricity wires and underground services are some of the main construction hazards that can seriously impact the safety of workers and the public.

As construction activity resumes, Mark Madigan, safety manager at ESB Networks along with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) wants to remind those in construction working near overhead electricity wires to always be in compliance with the Health and Safety Authority ‘Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines’.

Working safely near overhead wires

  • Working too close to overhead electricity wires is dangerous.
  • When using tall machinery – keep a safe distance.
  • In an emergency, phone ESB Networks 1800 372 999

The code of practice for avoiding danger from overhead electricity lines can be accessed by clicking here.

More safety tips from ESB Networks are also available here.