As harvest approaches in the area it is a reminder to remain safe for what is a hectic time of the year for many. Essential Energy is reminding machinery operators to remain vigilant when working near overhead power lines and power poles. Harvest Machinery should be kept at least three metres clear from electricity network, so be sure to check the location of power lines to minimise risk of electrical incidents.
Roads this time of the year become busier with a number of heavy vehicles and farm machinery on our roads, motorists are urged to stay alert, patient and keep safe while driving. Dust can also be an issue throughout this time of the year on roads. It can restrict visibility and make for hazardous driving conditions. In the event that you are driving on a dusty road reduce your speed, turn on
your lights to make yourself more visible and take care when turning to ensure you don’t lose traction.
As well as roads, railway lines are more active this time of the year, so pay particular attention around level crossings and intersections.