The need for caution when working in the vicinity of power linesGrid company Fingrid is reminding farmers to be cautious when working in the vicinity of power lines. Sowing gauze covers must be secured with care and, when working in machinery, care must be taken not to go too near pylons and live cables.
Great care must be taken with gauze covers used in spring sowing to ensure that they do not fly into the power lines, says Fingrid. If spring planting is covered with gauze, it is advisable to secure it with weights and other attachments, so that it remains in place, even in gusting and strong winds. Gauze flying in the wind might cause, for example, disturbances in power lines.
- Do not drive a tractor between the pylon feet or under a stay, as the distance to structures on the ground should be at least 3 metres, If you are working in a digger, crane or other kind of machine close to a power line, be careful that you do not get too near live cables, warns Mikko Jalonen, Maintenance Management Manager.
If a pylon does get damaged, Fingrid or the local electricity company must be immediately informed.
Mikko Jalonen, Maintenance Management Manager, tel. +358 (0)30 395 4176 or +358 (0)40 8270 159