Community Safety and Electrical Hazards

Public safety near electricity installations is our highest priority. All ESB Networks equipment is designed with the maximum level of safety features and we ensure that all dangerous electrical hazards are kept out of reach of members of the public.

Danger Keep Away

Danger Sign

Stay away from equipment displaying these hazard symbols.

If a fault develops the equipment could be unsafe to approach.

If you see anything unusual about an item of electrical equipment with these signs such as a fallen wire or a hole in a substation fence, call our emergency number 1850 372 999 or +353 21 2382410.

All ESB Networks equipment is designed with the maximum level of safety features and we ensure that all dangerous electrical hazards are kept out of reach of members of the public.  Stay Safe, Stay Clear when you see any of these:

Minipillar Minipillar
Substation Substation
Transformer pole in field Electricity Pole
Pylon Electricity Pylon
Fallen Wires on Road Fallen Lines

General Safety Tips

  • NEVER climb into a substation after a ball or other item 
  • NEVER throw rope or wire over an overhead line
  • NEVER climb an electricity pylon or pole
  • NEVER attach bunting or flags to electricity poles or equipment
  • If you are walking with long objects such as metal poles or fishing rods in an area with overhead power lines, always carry them parallel to the ground
  • Be aware of overhead power lines if you are putting up TV aerials or radio masts at caravans or mobile homes