ActewAGL are trying to warn Canberra’s mindless vandals of the dangers of trying to wreck live high voltage equipment after an incident in Kambah:
ActewAGL General Manager Asset Management Stephen Devlin has stressed the dangers of unauthorised access or vandalism to switching equipment, powerlines, substations and other electrical infrastructure.
“It’s important that people stay well away from all components of the electricity network and understand that it is dangerous to interfere with it.
“Even if live wires aren’t touched, tampering with the network can result in electric shock or electrocution as electricity can arc or jump if objects interfere with the path of the electrical current.
“People who interfere with the network also have the potential to cause unplanned interruptions to streets or whole suburbs – inconveniencing a large number of people.”
While ActewAGL has security measures in place to protect the network and the community, responsibility also lies with individuals to understand the dangers of interfering with the electricity network.
If you see someone vandalising, trespassing or acting suspiciously near ActewAGL’s electricity network, please call ACT policing on 13 14 44 or ActewAGL on 13 10 93 so that ActewAGL can respond quickly to protect public safety.
All very noble, but it’s not like these morons will ever read the warnings, nor particularly care.