Safety Alert: LOOK UP AND LIVE

  • Date: 09 May 2016
  • Categories: WH&S

LSA Safety Alert 18: LOOK UP AND LIVE

Farmers are being urged to learn more about what to do if they contact powerlines, after recent electrocutions on farms in the past six weeks have resulted in two farmers dying after accidentally coming into contact with powerlines.

Getting caught up in powerlines can result in being more than an inconvenience with electrocution highly possible for those not aware of what to do in this scenario.

Injuries sustained during a high-voltage shock can result in devastating burn injuries and deaths areĀ all too common.

Learn more on just what steps to take to avoid electrocutions and what to do if you happen to get caught up at the following links . . .

Electrocutions prompt warning, calls for better farm safety near powerlines

Agricultural work near overhead electric lines information sheet

Essential Energy’s guide to agricultural safety around powerlines