Farmers wouldn’t be able to operate or live without power, which means powerlines and power poles play an essential role getting energy where it’s needed. At the same time, cables are often found underground on farms, meaning electricity is present in a lot of places. As vital as this connection is, electricity doesn’t come without its risks. When farming equipment or vehicles get too close to powerlines, power poles or underground cables, the results can be fatal, so it is essential that farmers are cautious around all electrical units.
Learn how to be safe around electricity on your farm
According to Energy Safe Victoria, there are many things farmers can do to co-exist with electricity safely on their properties.