In the rare event of a lightning strike or fault on the transmission line, towers or poles may transfer high voltage and dangerous currents into the ground for a very short instant. This is known as ‘Earth Potential Rise’ (EPR). This information sheet provides information on minimising the risk from EPR.
A best practice guide on the management of trees around transmission lines.
Tranpower's "Keys to Life" are our key safety expectations for Transpower staff and contractors. They are critical to individual safe work practices.
This factsheet provides information on the issues surrounding the growing and harvesting of forestry near transmission lines.
This booklet provides rural landowners/occupiers with information about how to work with transmission lines on your land.
This brochure provides guidance to operating large irrigators near existing overhead high voltage transmission lines, and suggests ways to avoid electrical hazards.
A guide to help keep safe when working around transmission lines. Contact your landowner liaison officer if you wish to obtain copies of safety stickers for your mobile plant or signage for your worksite.
This information sheet details keeping safe during recreational activities near transmission lines.
A factsheet on the hazards of trees and vegetation around transmission lines with reference to the horticulture industry
General information notice in relation to the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003.