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Safety & Environment

Northern Ireland’s electricity network is all around us. It spans the country on a network of pylons, substations, poles, overhead lines and underground cables, delivering power to customers.

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) designs and maintains the electricity distribution network so that normally, all dangerous parts are out of reach of people. However, during some activities people can find themselves at risk of injury or death from electricity equipment. 

The safety of the general public, employees and environment is paramount to us and this section will highlight the dangers of electricity and explain how to avoid them.


Kidzsafe Stay safe around electricity. Take a look through our Kidzsafe section and learn how to think act and be safe.

Farming safety

Farming safety Read our checklist of important safety advice before you begin working near electricity equipment on your farm.

Contractor safety

Contractor safety Find out some of the practical guidelines for working safely around underground cables and overhead electricity lines.
Northern Ireland Electricity Limited - Registered in Northern Ireland - Registered No: NI26041
Registered Office: 120 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5HT