DIY-ers urged to check before they dig

12 Nov 2018

With summer nearly upon us, it’s a popular time for DIY and landscaping jobs around the place.

But before getting stuck in, WEL Networks urges you to check where any underground cables might be hiding.

WEL Networks General Manager Asset Management, Paul Blue says “It’s critical to locate cables before you start any excavation work like digging trenches, laying a driveway or erecting a fence.

“Cables are buried within the ground for good reason. If they’re disturbed by crushing, bending or splitting they can result in fires, explosions, fatal electric shocks and of course, power outages.

“While digging safety is your responsibility, we’re more than happy to help you locate cables, provide advice on excavation and if necessary, oversee any work for your own personal safety and that of the wider community.”

If you need help to find cables, call WEL on 0800 800 935 or click here for more information.