Providing a safe and secure electricity infrastructure is our key priority.

Electricity is so much part of daily life that we often take it for granted. It is a powerful and versatile energy but can be dangerous if not used properly. So it is essential to be aware of the potential dangers and make safety your priority too.

If you come across fallen wires or notice anything unusual about any ESB Networks’ equipment contact ESB Networks’ 24 Hour Emergency number 1800 372 999 or +353 21 2382410.

Stay Safe Stay Clear

Emergency Contact

1800 372 999

(24 hour / 7 day service)

+353 21 2382410

(Outside Republic of Ireland)

Safety Education

Learn all about electricity, the dangers of electricity and how to stay safe around electricity.  For Primary, Secondary & Third Level Students.


Overhead Wires

If you are planning to work near overhead electricity wires, contact us before you start so that the necessary safety precautions can be put in place to prevent injury.

Digging and Excavation

Before starting any digging work, contact us to find out if there are any electricity cables in the vicinity of your excavation site. 

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Electricity infrastructure is all around you. When planning outdoor leisure activities note any overhead power lines, substations, minipillars or other electrical equipment in the area.


Serious accidents occur on farms when machinery comes too close to overhead electricity wires or electrical equipment becomes faulty.

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Safety at Home

Serious accidents with electricity can occur in the home.  It's important to know the basic rules about electricity use and what risks not to take.

Emergency Services

Contact with live electrical equipment is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.  This page provides important electrical safety information for the emergency services.

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Be Winter Ready

During times of adverse weather conditions, preparation is key to ensure everyone's safety.