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Look out - Look up...

Look out - Look up...

4 September 2019 Email this article

On average, one person dies or is seriously injured each month as a result of contact with overhead power lines. Data from the Health & Safety Executive shows that one in four of these cases (26%) will involve a lorry driver, making construction and road haulage workers at extreme risk of fatal injury in the workplace.

To help reduce the number of fatalities amongst lorry drivers, the UK’s energy network operators have joined forces to launch Look Out Look Up!.

As part of the campaign, the ENA has released a new, thought-provoking film targeting those working in construction and road haulage. The film explores the journey of two road haulage workers carrying out a job near overhead power lines resulting in a fatal accident. As well as showcasing the dangers of working near overhead power lines, the film also reveals the devastating affects these accidents can have on friends and family.

The film is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/2JwQALxT3v0 and can also be found at the ENA website: https://www.energynetworks.org/electricity/she/safety/safety-advice/overhead-power-lines-safety-campaign-transport-hauliers.html