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POLE REPLACEMENTS

POWER POLE REPLACEMENTS

There are hundreds of thousands of privately-owned power poles across the Ausgrid & Essential Energy networks. If you have a private power pole on your property, you are legally responsible for its maintenance and safety. Newcastle Powerlines are able to replace or inspect any timber or steel private power poles. 

KEEP YOUR PRIVATE POWER POLES SAFE

There are simple ways you can keep your steel and timber private power poles and powerlines safe and maintain a reliable power supply to your home or business:

  • Keep vegetation clear around the base of the pole.
  • Keep trees and branches well clear of overhead powerlines.
  • Look for broken strands of wire or loose or damaged insulators.
  • Check for broken or damaged poles and stay wires.

POWER POLE HAZARDS

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.

 

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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