In the case of tree work around live lines, the.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is a trading name of: Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC; Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc Registered in Scotland No. SC; Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc Registered in Scotland No.
SC; (all having their Registered Offices at Inveralmond House Dunkeld Road. During storms, one of the main causes of power cuts is fallen trees and broken branches colliding with overhead lines.
In the case of tree work around live lines, the risk of electrocution can only be eliminated by de-energising and grounding.
ScottishPower has deployed fixed wing aircraft using 3D laser scanning technology to create detailed interactive models of its network, precisely highlighting the exact locations of individual trees beside its power lines. In a winter of frequent storms and high winds across the country, ScottishPower has announced that its £4m annual investment in tree management is starting to pay dividends, citing on average a 90% reduction in the instances of tree related power disruption.
Sep 24, I’ve been working with SSEN as part of the tree-cutting team for six years, and before that I was at the Scottish School of Forestry. Our team’s job is to keep trees and vegetation away from the overhead power lines as if they get too close, they can get blown into our equipment, which could lead to a power cut. 13 PROCEDURE WL - TREE CUTTING AND LIMBING (HV) Obtain plans of the area where Tree Work is to be carried out. Carry out a written on-site risk assessment in order to decide appropriate Safety fromthe System control measures.
Advise the Control Person of the area of.