This week, we received information from Essential Energy on how to stay safe on the road during the July school holidays… particularly what to do if you come across an incident involving power lines:
“The July school holiday period brings an increase to the number of cars on the roads and can result in a higher number of incidents. Would you know what to do if your vehicle or machinery came into contact with the electricity network. STAY CALL WAIT.
• Stay in the machinery/vehicle
• Call 000
• Wait for the all clear.
Never go to the aid of someone who has collided with the network as you might put yourself in danger – stay at least 8 metres away from the vehicle. Familiarise yourself with the emergency escape procedure in the video below.”
For more information, watch their video by clicking here.