Transport - Overhead Power Lines Safety Campaign

Advice for Road Transport and Hauliers

HIAB contact with OHPL

On average, one person dies or is seriously each month as a result of contact with an overhead power line while driving or operating road transport, road haulage or tipper/HIAB type vehicles. In the last five years, there were over 500 near-miss incidents involving road transport and haulage or tipper type  vehicles  and overhead power lines where serious injury or death was a possibility.

In response to the scale of such incidents, Energy Networks Association and GB’s electricity network operators have once gain joined forces to provide advice to the above target audience as part of the Look Out Look Up safety campaign – the key objectives are once again to:

  • Raise awareness of the risks of overhead power lines
  • Increase understanding of how to deal with them safely
  • Motivate people who may come into contact with power lines to adopt safe behaviours
  • Encourage people to recognise 105 as the national number for power emergencies across the UK

Please do support Look Out, Look Up! by downloading and sharing the content available here. Assets for use include a film, social media copy and accompanying images and content sized for Twitter and Facebook, key campaign messages and a case study of a road transport operator involved in an overhead power line incident.

You can also download the different assets referenced in the toolkit from the links below:
Social Media Assets 
• Look Out, Look Up! Safety Videos 
Look Out, Look Up! Toolkit 
Public Safety Leaflets
Power cut and power emergency advice
What is 105? 
Look Out, Look Up - Press Release Final
Cab Sticker for Tipper Type Vehicles
Cab Sticker for HIAB   Type Vehicles
With your help, we aim to make sure as many of our target audience as possible are aware of how to behave around overhead power lines in order to minimise the risk of serious injury.