Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Working around electricity

Look up, look down & look out!

It’s important to plan ahead and keep safe working around electricity.

Overhead power lines

It’s important to stay alert and always be aware of overhead lines when working near them. Look up and look out for overhead power lines whenever you are handling tall objects like ladders, aerials or scaffolding.

If you or something you are holding touches an overhead line there’s a real risk of electrocution, explosion, flashover or fire.

Do not go within four metres of power lines without a Close Approach Consent.

You can arrange for a free safety disconnect or close approach consent (working near lines application) online through our service centre, or give us a call.

Underground power or fibre cables

It’s important to know where power or fibre cables are before you dig. This includes ramming of fence or sign posts. Plan ahead and visit the before u dig website.

You cannot dig or excavate within five metres of our power poles without a Close Approach Consent.

We offer a free service to locate underground cables and ducts, please contact us before you begin digging or excavating.

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