Look up and live

It is very important to always take care when working near overhead power lines to avoid damage, disruption, injury and even death from accidental contact.

You don’t even have to touch an overhead power line for it to be fatal. Electricity can jump from powerlines to metal objects like ladders or cranes in an instant.

Many outdoor activities can be hazardous around powerlines:

  • pruning or cutting trees 
  • carrying or lifting tall objects 
  • climbing trees
  • operating heavy machinery and other tall equipment
  • construction work
  • painting or working from ladders or scaffolding
  • working on or retrieving play items from roofs and gutters
  • installing a television antenna
  • kite flying
  • boating
  • playing in the street or park

Make sure you always:

  • Keep a safe distance or clearance from overhead powerlines
  • Consider appropriate clearances when working around powerlines as the safe distance can vary according to the size and voltage of the powerline
  • Look up to check the location and distance of powerlines before beginning any outdoor activity
  • Set-up or build structures well away from powerlines

If you are constructing or building near or in the path of power lines, please contact PNG Power before proceeding:

324 4774 / 3492 / 3102

342 8610 / 8617

7198 1000 / 1001 / 1002 / 1003

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