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Before starting your next job

Call NB Power 1 800 663-6272 to:

  • Mark underground lines
  • De-energize and insulate overhead lines
  • Raise overhead lines
  • Provide warning signs for hazardous areas

Look for overhead wires before moving equipment or tools.

Workers should keep clear of all large equipment working around power lines. 

Minimum safe distances

  • Up to 750 volts - 0.9 metres (3 feet)
  • 750 to 100 kilovolts - 3.6 metres (12 feet)
  • 101 to 250 kv - 5.2 metres (17 feet)
  • 251 to 345 kv - 6.1 metres (20 feet)

Underground power lines

Some power lines are buried as little as one foot underground. Don't take a chance. Be sure you know where power lines are located before digging. NB Power provides a line locate service free of charge to all New Brunswickers.

before starting your next job