Working outdoors can often mean working alongside the electricity network. Appropriate safety controls are vital to help keep you and your co-workers safe.
Download our comprehensive Quick Reference Guide detailing the clearance distances needed to keep you safe while working around Ausgrid assets.
If a vehicle does contact overhead powerlines it will become 'live' and the electricity will attempt to pass through it to the ground. In order to stay safe you should:
Information about safe work practices, including safety clearances from overhead powerlines, can be found in the Safe Work Australia and WorkCover NSW Codes of Practice. You can also visit Safe Work Australia and WorkCover NSW for practical advice, guidance and preventative strategies to help mitigate and manage workplace risks to health and safety.