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Working safely around overhead power lines has come to life through animation.

"Be Bright Stay Safe" public safety campaign launched - farmers and tree surgeons why not take a look and remind your self of the need to work safely.

To support our ‘Be Bright Stay Safe’ public safety campaign UK Power Networks has launched our new Trade Overhead Line Safety Animation to raise awareness of the danger of the electricity network to trades who work near overhead power lines (scaffolders, tree trimmers, roofers, window cleaners etc.) 

We would like this animation to be seen as far and as wide as we can. We all deserve the right to go home safe at the end of the day.

Please would you include this in a social media post (twitter and Facebook) and, as a link in any electronic communications to that you use.

We have also launched a new suite of safety leaflets and resources which are available for free download at Working safely around overhead powerlines

Want to share the message - An example tweet message might be:

Stop and Think. Electricity Can Kill. UK Power Networks have launched a safety animation aimed at trades people to remind you to’ look out look up’ for overhead electricity wires. For free safety resources visit UK Power Networks - Safety Resources

Please retweet and share #bebrightstaysafe

Life can be lost within seconds or terrible life-changing burns inflicted, if you come into contact with overhead electricity cables. Either way, back at home your family are left feeling devastated and all because you were in a hurry, got distracted or didn’t bother. Or did you just zone out or plain forget?

The simple step of taking a moment to ‘look out look up’ before starting work can avoid all this and ultimately mean you return home safe that night to your family and friends.

UK Power Networks is running a BeBrightStaySafe campaign, reminding the construction and trades body industry to work safe, and think electricity!

The company’s vast cable networks deliver more than a quarter of the UK’s electricity making sure the lights stay on across London, the South East and the East of England. It’s proud of its strong safety record, and part of that success is to raise awareness across many industries of the potential dangers of coming into contact with the electricity network.

Everyone has the right to go home safe to their families at the end of each working day.

For more information on electrical safety, visit UK Power Networks or the HSE website

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