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SSEN urges safety around electrical infrastructure

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is urging customers in Orkney to ensure the safety of the local community and report damage and suspicious activity around its electricity network.

The network operator is reminding everyone of the dangers associated with its overhead lines, underground cables and substations, and is encouraging people to stay safe and report unusual situations.

SSEN is issuing the following guidance to the communities it serves:

  • If you notice any damage to network or substations, please call 105.
  • If you suspect any unusual activity in or around equipment, please call 105 and/or 999.
  • Do not attempt to access substations to retrieve property, call 105.
  • Check for buried services before you dig.
  • Look out, look up when you’re close to overhead power lines.

Customers can download SSEN’s Power Track app and use it to report incidents, send photographs of network damage, find out about SSEN’s Priority Services Register, and check for power cuts in their area.

For more information on safety around SSEN’s electricity network, please visit ssen.co.uk/safety.

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