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Think before you drill

Life can be lost within seconds or terrible life-changing burns inflicted if you come into contact with electricity. But, taking a moment to accurately locate service cables buried underground or within walls, before starting work at a property can avoid this.

UK Power Networks is running a 'Think before you drill' initiative, reminding workers including to work safe, use cable-locating tools and think ‘electricity’.

Everyone has the right to go home safely to their families at the end of a working day. Please read the safety advice and think before you drill.

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