AUSGRID DEFECTS

AUSGRID DEFECTS & ESSENTIAL ENERGY DEFECTS

As the property owner, you are responsible for booking inspections and maintenance of all privately-owned power poles and powerlines – those between the first point of connection on your property to the switchboard or meter and those that extend into your property.

Ausgrid and Essential Energy can give defect notices across steel & timber poles, metering, damaged cross arms and points of attachment. As certified level 2 ASP electricians Newcastle Powerlines are able to get any defect notice rectified. All associated paper work will be then sent onto Ausgrid or Essential Energy to remove the defect from the property.

If you have received a defect notice on your private power pole from Ausgrid or Essential Energy call Newcastle Powerlines to get the issue fixed.

 

COMMON POWER POLE DEFECTS

Timber and steel private power poles and need to be regularly inspected and properly maintained. If you notice any of these common defects you will need to organise repairs or tree trimming as soon as possible. 

Rotting poles

All poles should be inspected above and below ground for deterioration. Rotting or rusting below ground can cause poles to lean or fall down.

Damaged poles

Damaged poles can fail and break in storm conditions or over time. A qualified contractor should check whether the pole should be replaced.

Split poles

Split or damaged poles can fail and break in storm conditions or over time.

 

Leaning poles

Poles which lean excessively can cause wires to clash and powerlines to fail.

Termite damage

Termite damage can severely degrade the structural integrity of a pole. All termite-infested poles need to be treated by a registered pest controller.

Rusting poles

Metal poles should be checked for rust above and below ground. Any unsafe poles must be replaced by a licensed electrical contractor.

 

COMMON POWER LINE DEFECTS

Private power lines and need to be regularly inspected and properly maintained. If you notice any of these common issues you will need to organise repairs or tree trimming as soon as possible.

Damaged crossarms

Over time, crossarms may deteriorate, split or become loose, leaving powerlines at risk of sagging, clashing or falling down.

Damaged fittings

Pole fittings and attachments that are loose, frayed or deteriorating are a serious safety and bushfire risk.

Slack wires

Powerlines or wires hanging too low can clash and lead to bushfires. Low wires may also breach the minimum height safety requirements.

Damaged wires

If insulation is missing or damaged, the exposed wire may be live and contact could be fatal. Damaged wires must be replaced.

 

COMMON POWER LINE DEFECTS

Private power lines and need to be regularly inspected and properly maintained. If you notice any of these common issues you will need to organise repairs or tree trimming as soon as possible.

Damaged crossarms

Over time, crossarms may deteriorate, split or become loose, leaving powerlines at risk of sagging, clashing or falling down.

Damaged fittings

Pole fittings and attachments that are loose, frayed or deteriorating are a serious safety and bushfire risk.

Slack wires

Powerlines or wires hanging too low can clash and lead to bushfires. Low wires may also breach the minimum height safety requirements.

Damaged wires

If insulation is missing or damaged, the exposed wire may be live and contact could be fatal. Damaged wires must be replaced.

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

There are 4 categories of Level 2 ASP work and Newcastle Powerlines are qualified to perform them all.

We provide essential electrical maintenance to all customers!