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'Stop, think, call' when working near electrical cables

10 August 2016


There has been an increase in the number of damages by both contractors and homeowners to electrical equipment and systems, including:

  • underground electrical cables,
  • overhead lines, and
  • incoming service cable and metering equipment   

 Striking an electrical cable can result in serious injury with potentially fatal consequences.

Jersey Electricity campaign

To promote awareness of this issue, Jersey Electricity has created a radio campaign, which started this week on Channel 103. This is supported by two brochures; one for contractors and one for homeowners.

Download the JE Stop Think Call brochure for contractors (size 697kb) 

Download the JE Stop Think Call brochure for homeowners (size 1.2mb)

Further guidance and information

How to work safely with or near electrical equipment or systems, including underground cables is available in hard copy from the Inspectorate or electronically.

Download working safely and avoiding danger from underground services and other utility apparatus 'yellow booklet' revised 2015 (size 127kb)

Download guidance on Electricity at Work (Jersey) Regulations 1983 revised 2016 (size 2.4mb)

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