Planning ahead is the key to ensuring a safe worksite. Underground or overhead cable strikes can affect the electricity supply to the local area, damage plant and equipment and put lives at risk.
Assessing the electricity risks on your construction site ahead of time will reduce the chance of accident and injury on site, minimise the chance of a network strike and avoid unnecessary delays for safety assessments and on site services.
The site supervisor in control of the work area must ensure that no person, plant, machinery, equipment or materials enters the danger zone of an overhead powerline or other electrical network assets. Following the steps below will minimise the chance of accidents or cable strikes.
We have partnered with other electricity distributors to make powerline network data available in the Look Up and Live interactive geospatial map. The app provides the ability to search locations in real time and to overlay maps with third party mapping programs, or print, as required. Find out more about Look Up and Live.
Before You Dig Australia (BYDA) is a FREE national referral service supported by Ausgrid and other major service providers that supplies plans of where electricity, water, gas and telecommunications cables and pipes are located so you know whether it is safe to dig. Find out more about Before You Dig.
Confirm safety clearance distances for your plant, machinery and equipment and site access routes.
Do you need to disconnect the power on your site to safely commence work or to bring large plant, machinery or equipment on site safely?
Ausgrid manages the risk posed by asbestos in and around network assets via an Asbestos Safety Management Plan. Find out more.
Our safety factsheets will help you safely plan your next job.
Working Safe Factsheets