A fallen powerline can send electricity into the ground up to 10m all around it and can be deadly to approach.
Electricity is all around us
Even if you can’t see it, electrical infrastructure is all around us. Learn how to stay safe around electricity.
Electric shocks and tingles
Electric shocks or tingles are warning signs that something may be wrong with your home’s electrical wiring and could cause serious harm.
Stay safe this cyclone and storm season
Keep your family safe with these simple tips to help you prepare for cyclone and storm season.
Always Dial Before You Dig - Call 1100
No matter the size of your project, whether it be landscaping in your backyard or heavy work such as directional boring or directional drilling, you should be aware of electrical assets and the risks they pose.
Are you using electricity safely?
Electricity can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Browse our tips to help you and your family stay safe.
Why should trees be trimmed?
Trees touching powerlines are a major cause of power interruptions and can trigger fires and other accidents.
Sunken but the same. Take care around green domes.
‘Green domes’ are like sunken power poles and contain live wires. Learn how to take care around them.
Important information about using generators
Portable generators are a great back-up power source but they can be dangerous when used incorrectly.
Crop dusting and vegetation management
There are important factors to consider when working around powerlines and vegetation.
Always use a licensed electrical contractor
Electricity is dangerous. Don’t risk causing harm to you or your family by doing your own electrical work.
Know the dangers of oversize equipment
Be aware of size restrictions for equipment and transport loads to ensure you avoid powerlines.
Burning stubble? Avoid trouble
Stubble fires require planning and constant monitoring to avoid widespread damage and power disruptions.
Install at least two residual current devices to stay safe
Find out more about RCD safety switches and how they can protect your family.
Be aware of electrical assets on your farm
Discover how to stay safe from electricity on your property and what to do in case of an emergency.
Private power poles are your responsibility
Learn how to maintain private power poles on your property, including trimming trees and branches.