Safety near Powerlines

Overhead high voltage electricity lines are normally bare (uninsulated) and if an object gets too close it is possible that a 'flashover' can occur, where electricity will jump over a small distance to reach earth. This can kill or cause severe shocks and burns to any person nearby.

In order to prevent this happening, there are minimum safety clearances between overhead lines and the ground, roads or objects on which a person can stand.

Please take note of the advice below.