Private Power Pole and Lines Campaign
Old and badly-maintained overhead private power lines pose a serious bushfire risk and can have disastrous consequences for the WA community.
EnergySafety has launched a state-wide education campaign to inform property owners with private power overhead power lines of their responsibilities. The campaign started during the first week of October and spans more than four weeks ahead of the 2014 to 2015 bushfire season. It will feature:
· EnergySafety’s revised information brochure that will be distributed to all electricity cutomers across WA (http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/private-powe-poles-and-lines-brochure);
· Newspaper advertisments appearing in The West Australian and selected regional and local papers as well as farming and agricultural industry magazines; and
· Online advertising on major news sites
EnergySafety’s website also includes details of the campaign and information to consumers:
As part of the campaign, property owners will be urged to contact electrical contractors to carry-out an assessment, repairs or replacements of their private poles and lines.
Private overhead power lines = a guide for electrical contractors is available on EnergySafety’s website to assist electrical contractors when assessing private overhead power lines: