Stay at least one metre away from service lines

Electricity connects to your home in different ways, through either overhead or underground power. In both instances, a network service wire leads to a connection point of supply on your property. If you’re in an older region or smaller town, the power might be supplied to your home by overhead lines.

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Little checks can prevent big problems

Pay special attention when driving or parking large loads like boats, caravans, trucks or vans near electrical infrastructure.

Always assume the power is live

If you come into contact with service lines, powerlines, poles or other electrical infrastructure, always assume that the power is live, stay well clear, warn others and call Horizon Power immediately on 13 23 51.

In a life-threatening emergency, call 000.

Sunken but the same

In the parts of our network which are underground, powerlines are sunk beneath the ground and a mini-pillar or ‘green dome’ is installed just inside the property to connect homes to the network. 

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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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