Transport - Overhead Power Lines Safety Campaign
Advice for Road Transport and Hauliers
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.