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Safer Excavations

The health, safety and welfare of our people, contractors and the public are paramount to Energy Networks.

To report a power cut or damage to electricity power lines or substations, call the new national Freephone number 105.

A key focus for us is to promote safe working behaviours and practices when carrying out excavations. Our ultimate aim is to achieve zero cable strikes to our network and eliminate the risk of potential injury to operatives through education and awareness.

At Energy Networks we aim to assist parties who wish to undertake any type of works in proximity to our electrical network safely.
Our mission is to reduce the number of strikes against utility plant and ensure that safe systems of work are in place to protect the public and operatives. We will assist companies to establish a safe and competent workforce.

Our ultimate aim is to achieve zero damage to our plant and utility apparatus. This website acts as a tool to provide essential information, assistance and advice.

Actively reducing cable damages offers many benefits:

  • Reduces injuries to operatives
  • Reduces customer interruptions
  • Reduces legal and environmental issues
  • Reduces repairs to the electricity network
  • Maintains the integrity of the electricity network
  • Keeps programmed works on target
  • Reduces the volume of repair bills
  • Avoid litigation costs

The above benefits, and many more, can all be achieved through strict adherence to Health & Safety Guidelines HSG47 and HSG6. Please browse our site and we hope that the information contained will assist you in your endeavours safely.

Anyone willing to assist SP Energy Networks in helping us promote damage prevention or for more information please contact us.



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