Horizon warns public to steer clear of power assets
A recent wave of damage to electrical infrastructure in Karratha has prompted Horizon Power to remind individuals to be safe around their assets.
Horizon Power retail manager Natalie Mansfield said the Karratha crew has responded to 22 call-outs since July last year to damaged mini-pillars or street lights.
“Electricity is extremely dangerous and damage to our electrical infrastructure can not only result in power outages but has the potential to cause injury or even death,” she said.
“The safety of the community is our number one priority. People should make sure they exercise caution around electrical assets, check where pillars are on a site before starting any work, and ensure children don’t play on or around electrical equipment.”
In the past 12 months, Horizon Power has recorded more than 70 incidents in which a third party has damaged electrical assets.
Horizon Power launched its Be Aware of Electricity campaign last month throughout the State.
Ms Mansfield said the campaign promoted electrical safety messages at home and at work while using heavy or oversized equipment.
“The campaign will also promote general awareness of electrical assets when enjoying the outdoors, in particular green domes given the transition to underground power in most major regional centres and the growing number of incidents involving these assets,” she said.