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Look up and Live map

Don’t put your life on the line. Before you get onsite, plan ahead and check the location of powerlines with our powerline safety planning tool.

Business owners, machinery operators, and other workers working near powerlines should take appropriate actions to work safely near powerlines.

Planning work near powerlines?

To make the safety planning process simpler, use our Look up and Live map. You can locate overhead powerlines at your work site on an interactive geospatial map.

It also combines several important safety features in one handy location, including:

  • Safety guidelines and advice, including powerline exclusion zones
  • Options for planning or performing work e.g. powerline visual indicators
  • Information on de-energisation or relocation of powerlines
  • High load forms
  • Before You Dig Australia enquiry details.
Look Up and Live map

You can also download the map as the Look up and Live app.

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Hazard controls

Once powerline hazards are identified, consider the following hierarchy of hazard controls:

  1. De-energise overhead powerlines
  2. Relocation of overhead powerlines
  3. Install underground powerlines
  4. Placement of physical barriers to prevent encroachment
  5. Use of powerline visual indicators e.g. rota markers
  6. Appoint a safety observer
  7. Delineate and set up a safety observer area.

All machinery operators and other persons working near powerlines should be aware of and comply with the Electricity Entity Requirements - Working Near Overhead and Underground Electric Lines (PDF 1.5 mb).

Request brochures

We provide industry information on powerline safety tailored for your industry. You can order industry packs through our Brochure & sticker order form.