Working near powerlines

We usually don’t think much about the powerlines around us. But remember, contacting powerlines or other electrical infrastructure can have serious or even deadly consequences. Always 'take care, stay line aware'. Plan ahead when working near powerlines and adopt safe work practices.

  • Dial before you dig

    Before you dig, you should check the site for underground powerlines with a voltage of 33kV or higher.

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  • Exclusion zones and safety laws

    Plan ahead when working near powerlines and adopt safe work practices.

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  • Safety advice

    Plan ahead, get safety advice, and know what to do when working near, or coming in contact with the electricity network.

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  • Vehicles with high loads

    If you’re transporting a load more than 4.6m high under overhead powerlines, submit a Notification to Transport High Load form.

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  • Powerline markers

    Find out about our overhead warning markers for where low level flying operations take place or machinery is frequently operated.

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