Putting Safety First in Bushfire Season

Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 12:11:05 PM

How we prepare for bushfire season

As bushfire season approaches, our attention is most heavily focused on high and extreme bushfire risk maintenance zones.
The powerlines that supply your electricity travel through at least one of these zones.
Some activities we undertake to reduce the potential for bushfire ignition include:
• clearing naturally occurring plants and trees away from poles and powerlines
• ongoing inspection and maintenance programs for powerlines, poles and equipment
• coating insulators with protective silicone
• operating the network more conservatively when the risk of bushfire is greatest
• training our crews in fire precautions for fieldwork in areas prone to bushfires

To read more information about preparing for bushfire season, click here.

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