Overhead lines Alpine ensures that all electric power lines installed in our region meet rigid safety standards, but the lines can still be a danger if you don't take sensible safety precautions.
If you are concerned about the safety of any power lines near you, please call our free emergency 24 hour hotline on 0800 66 11 77.
Accident prevention near power lines. Learn more
Lines down Never touch, move, or go near any kind of downed or hanging line - even if it looks harmless. Do not assume that the line is just a telephone line.
Use extreme caution. Going near it could cause serious injury or electrocution. Learn More
Electrical work at home New Zealand law allows a homeowner to do certain electrical work if you comply with set standards. These standards are produced by the Energy Safety Service of the Ministry of Economic Development and are available for free download in PDF Adobe Acrobat format. Learn more
Tree Requirements The Electricity (Hazards from Trees) regulations have been in effect since July 1st 2005. The regulations provide for the control of trees adjacent to electricity lines. The purpose of the regulations is to protect the security of the supply of electricity and the safety of the public. Learn more
Advice for contractors on safe working practices for working near overhead lines, power poles, underground electricity cables and ducts. Refer to the following information for safe working distances which must be observed, when working with mechanical plant and hand held power tools.
working near powerlines If you want to work near power lines, a written application must be made to our control room, please contact us for the appropriate form. Once the control room network operator has received your application they will review it, and may discuss with you your requirements, if your application is satisfactory the control room will issue you with a permit that sets out minimum approach distances and any other safety measures that are applicable to the site at which you intend to work.