It's important to keep well clear of all power lines and cables.
There are some legal requirements and simple rules you can follow if you’re planning on doing work around your house or anywhere else where you might encounter power poles, lines, underground cables or any other electrical equipment on our network.
And remember, if you tangle an item in a power line, hit or cut through an underground cable, or spot any downed or damaged power lines, please call us immediately on 0800 248 148. Treat any lines or cables as live and keep everyone well clear of the area until we can make it safe.
The booklet below provides more information. If you intend to dig near power poles and/or underground cables, you can find out more by clicking the button below.
we* all need to work safely around Wellington Electricity’s network
3.8 MB | pdf
In an emergency
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