Due to the nature of the work, those involved in the agricultural industry and contracting work are likely to come across electrical hazards especially from overhead lines and underground cables.
To report a power cut or damage to electricity power lines or substations, call the new national Freephone number 105.
To help them understand the dangers involved and to provide a safe working environment we have listed below some of the safety information available.
If you require further information, please contact us.
The Energy Networks Association also publishes electrical safety literature and advice. Visit their website at www.energynetworks.org.
This case study demonstrates the dangers of operating agricultural machinery near overhead lines. Stuart Shapcott, a contracted crop sprayer was carrying out work in Cornhill-on-Tweed in the Borders when his tractor came into contact with 11,000 volt overhead power lines...
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