ActewAGL is asking people to keep away from and report damage to electrical infrastructure, which poses a threat to public safety.
As we approach the holiday season this reminder is even more important with children out and about on school holidays.
ActewAGL General Manager Network Services, Rob Atkin, said “It’s important that the community understands the dangers of unauthorised access or vandalism to powerlines, substations, switchyards and other electrical infrastructure.
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“It is dangerous to interfere with any part of the electricity network and people should stay well away. Unauthorised access or vandalism can result in electric shock, serious injuries and in the worst case electrocution even if live wires aren’t touched.
“Interfering with the network can also cause blackouts to a street or whole suburbs – inconveniencing a large number of people.
“If you see any damaged electricity infrastructure – from open doors to fallen powerlines -please keep yourself and others well clear and report it immediately to ActewAGL on 13 10 93.
If you see someone trespassing, vandalising or acting suspiciously near ActewAGL infrastructure, call ACT Policing on 13 14 44.
(ActewAGL Media Release)