Exposed edge tree brings down live overhead power line

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

Exposed edge tree brings down live overhead power line

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No injury occurred and no one was working in the vicinity at the time.

Power line shut down arrangement to enable forestry works, in terms of scheduling, timings and durations, should always look to balance
- electrical supply disruption, which itself carries human health and safety risks,
- and the direct operational risk to human safety, related to work in the proximity of live powerlines
to a level which both parties, the Network Operator and the Harvesting Team, believe and agree to be ‘as low as is reasonably practical’ for the site-specific circumstances.

Safety should always take precedence over resourcing issues, from both the Network Operator and the Harvesting Team.

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