Overhead Wires

Safety Tip: Always look out and look up when working near overhead electricity wires.

Precautions to take:

  • Never undertake any construction activity within 10 metres of an overhead electricity wire
  • Never dump soil, rubble or topsoil under an overhead electricity wire. To do so would reduce the safe line to ground clearance
  • Keep away from fallen or low hanging wires as they can be very dangerous. Call our Emergency Number 1850 372 999 or +353 21 2382410 and we will rectify the problem
  • If you are planning to work near overhead electricity wires, contact us before you start so that the necessary safety precautions can be put in place to prevent injury. It will not always be possible to switch out an overhead electricity wire to permit work underneath. Contact us at 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 to discuss your requirements.

Code of Practice

More detailed information about working in proximity to overhead electricity wires is available in Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines (PDF | 607 KB).

Download Code of Practice (PDF | 607 KB)