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Safety First - Angling equipment and overhead electrical power lines

Every year cases are reported of angling equipment contacting overhead electric power lines. Some have resulted in horrific burn injuries and even death. With the increasing development of fishing rods and poles, there is a risk of accidental contact with overhead electric power lines.

· Overhead electric power lines are difficult to see at night and against a dark or light background.

· Electricity lines normally have yellow ‘Danger of Death’ warning notices fitted to the poles or towers. Many fishing rods and poles conduct electricity.

· Electricity can ‘jump’ through the air, so it is not necessary to touch an overhead electric power line to suffer injury.

Electricity companies and the major stakeholders associated with angling have established a working group, which has met on a regular basis for more than 15 years. This group is managed and facilitated by Energy Networks Association (ENA), …

The group has produced and publish several useful information documents for anglers and mangers of angling facilities and planning authorities, …





Eur Ing Dr Robert Brown (Robert) is the Executive Director of Fraser George and Associates Limited and is a Consultant and Forensic Engineer in the fields Electrical Electronic and Control Engineering.

Robert is an accomplished professional Expert Witness having prepared and presented many court compliant reports and presented oral evidence within the High Court, Crown Courts and County Courts.

For further information please contact Robert via;

Email,… or

Tel Land: +44 (0)1777 709175

Tel Mobile: +44 (0) 7976250624

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