Outages and Safety

Safety guidelines


Project safety

Thinking of doing some work in or around your home? 
It's important to think about safety when undertaking any projects around your home that may bring you in contact with electrical wires.

Project safety resources

Safety at home

Your home can be full of potential electrical safety hazards. Being aware of these hazards and maintaining proper electrical safety standards in your home can help you and your family stay safe.

Home electrical safety checklist

Equipment clearance requirements

All property owners are responsible for ensuring there are no obstructions within the clearance area (3-meters) around electrical equipment. It is the property owner's responsibility to remove any obstruction(s) and pay for the related expenses.

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Trees and power lines

Trees and branches are good conductors, this means that they only need to come close to a wire for electricity to arc, or 'jump' and travel through them and cause a shock or a fire.

There are important guidelines for property owners to maintain a safe distance between trees and power lines.

Learn about tree safety