Overhead power line contact

If I accidentally make contact with an overhead power line, what should I do?

Asked by jonathan on 22nd Jan 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Make sure your not touching or in contact to a ground !"
Answered on 27th Jul 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"Let go immediately and move away from the the area
Go immediately to hospital and have your health checked straight away"
Answered on 24th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
In this case you need to contact qualified electrician immediately to make it safe for you as the electricity can lead to death.
Answered on 27th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"You don't have (anymore) to do anything after that! Probably your family has to do!"
Answered on 27th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Why would you make an overhead supply connection? I would like to suggest if there is strong possibility you contact your DNO/western power etc
You really dont want to make contact its life threatening, disruption to many supplies and probably a big bill/HSE investigagtion."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Whatever procedure your planning must be risk assessed, if there is a high risk of making contact with your overhead line then you must change your procedures.You probably wouldn’t be able to do much after contact."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"If you ACCIDENTALLY make contact with an overhead power line you won’t be doing much because there is a HIGH risk risk of DEATH from ELECTRIC SHOCK
In other words DONT go near them"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"If you're lucky it will shake you off. :) If he doesn't let you go, there's nothing you can do. If he leaves you, you don't have to do anything. :) take care of you"
Answered on 16th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
"If it’s damaged contact UK POWER NETWORK but if not you should be fine!

Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"If you came in contact with an overhead line just know that 25000v would be running through your body and if you are an older person it's more likely that you would be killed as the electricity would race around your whole body until eventually reaching the heart. A young person may stand more of a chance but could still be fatal. Take no risks."
Answered on 28th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
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