This Guide provides information on managing the risks of unauthorised persons working near low voltage overhead service lines near structures and buildings. For example:
- painting or maintenance work
- erecting scaffolding
- operating motor vehicles e.g. concrete trucks or furniture removal vans
- minor building work e.g. erecting a small shed, or
- other non-electrical work where there is a risk of contact with a low voltage overhead line.
Unauthorised persons are people without the relevant technical knowledge and experience of electricity transmission and distribution networks and associated electrical equipment that will not be able to identify the operating voltage of electric lines and recognise the associated dangers.
Topic: Low voltage overhead service lines
Type: Model Code of Practice
Publication Date: 04/07/2014