Storms and tree growth knock down power lines. Whether you see a fallen broken power line near your home, on the road or in a field, do not touch it and do not approach it. Always assume fallen power lines are live. If you touch a fallen power line or approach close to it you may receive an electric shock and be seriously injured or electrocuted.
- If you see a broken power line, call Solomon Power immediately, on 166/167 and wait for Solomon Power staff to come.
- Stay well away from the broken line and advise other people to keep away as well.
- Switch off your electrical appliances and equipment until power is restored.
- If a power line lands on your vehicle, stay in the vehicle until emergency responders arrive. Exiting a vehicle in contact with a live power line is extremely dangerous. If you remain in your vehicle, no one should approach or touch the vehicle until the all clear has been given by Solomon Power.