What about underground power?

Whether you’re landscaping your backyard or taking on heavier work, you need to be aware of your underground networks and how to stay safe.

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Trees and powerlines

Here's how to avoid tree branches touching powerlines, which can cause power interruptions, fire and other accidents. 

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Help by staying at least 10m away

When you see a fallen powerline, the best way to help is to call Horizon Power immediately on 13 23 51.

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Dial Before You Dig - Call 1100

No matter the size of your project, you should be aware of underground assets and the risks they pose

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Always use a licensed contractor

Electricity is dangerous. Don’t risk causing harm to you or your family by doing your own electrical work.

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Electricity is all around us

Read our quick guide on how to take care around electrical infrastructure you can and can't see.

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Protect your household with a Residual Current Device

Electrical accidents can happen in an instant and RCDs can help to protect you and your family. 

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Know how to use your generator safely

You might have a portable generator to provide a back-up power supply for lighting, refrigerators and other essential appliances during power outages

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Private power poles

Your private power pole is your responsibility. Learn how to keep your pole safe and well-maintained.

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Farm and agricultural safety

Powerlines, power poles and other electrical infrastructure can all present serious safety risks on your farm or agricultural property.

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Oversize loads

Depending on the route, vehicle type and the size of the load you need to transport, you might need our approval or help to move safely.

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Shocks and tingles

You can't always see an electrical fault, but you can feel one.  

Always report electric shocks and tingles to us on 13 23 51

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