Public Safety

ENA is committed to reducing the number of injuries caused to members of the public coming into contact with the electricity and gas networks.  

ENA’s Public Safety Committee, which brings together experts from each member company, has concentrated therefore on getting the safety message to people whose activities, through work or leisure, could bring them close to overhead lines in particular but also underground cables. Click here for a list of ENA's public safety leaflet downloads.

In partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), ENA has developed a public safety strategy based on 10 years of available public safety data. The strategy was launched in November 2007 and is reviewed annually as more data becomes available. It aims to reduce the number of incidents, in particular fatalities and injuries to members of the public (including third-party contractors who are not employed directly by our members) caused by contact with our assets.  

In the past 10 years, 131 people have been killed and 3,374 injured through accidents or by deliberate interference with electricity supplies; an average of 13 fatalities and 337 injuries per year.  

Working closely with the HSE, ENA has analysed public safety incidents and near misses over the last decade. Our Commitment to Public Safety sets out our intent to work with stakeholders, raising awareness of dangers in the coming year.  

Click here to see Our Commitment to Public Safety: 2015 update. 

This is a strategic document produced by ENA member companies and HSE, highlighting the industry's commitment to improving public safety and detailing various initiatives that aim to achieve this.  

ENA Public Safety Annual Review 2014

This review is designed to provide information on progress with initiatives laid down in our strategy and look at future work which has been developed as a result of a joint analysis with HSE of incidents involving members of the public coming into contact with the electricity networks: ENA Public Safety Annual Review 2014.