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Leylandii topping around sub-station

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57 minutes ago, Andrew L said:


Finally managed to copy n paste a pic!!


Why haven't utility company carried out cutting in the past is the question i would have asked. And that's a transformer on poles its not a sub station.

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Looks scary in the picture, work on the basis that branches are conductive and that high voltage can jump air gaps, looks like parts of those are potentially live. By the book you should not work within 9m of the line/poles to stay out of the proximity zone, probably not a bad distance until you get proper advice from someone on site.

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On 13/04/2019 at 22:25, Mark Bolam said:

Just don’t damage the lines or gear.

You will get a massive bill and I would guess your insurance company would get a bit funny.


Does anyone know the crack re standard insurance and power line stuff? There is nothing I can see in my policy to say I’m not covered if I muller a 33kv and take out several villages, but I simply don’t know the answer.


I have zero UA tickets.



.....how is yr bid going fr UK Power Networks then ? ;) k

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Badly Khriss.

I think my risk assessment of ‘very risky’ didn’t impress them much.

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Years ago we were dismantling a high fir next to a sub station, the sort that you see tucked away on estates that power 20 of 30 houses. I looked down to see one of my young fellows had climbed over the perimeter fence and was walking on top of the transformers and cooling fins to retrieve an odd little branch that had flipped over there.
He was a keen little worker so I didn’t shout at him at the time,but I was blinking glad when he clambered back to the safe side again. I had a vision of just his little steel toe caps remaining in a pile of smoking fat.

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