As anglers and coaches, we’re very aware of the potential danger of overhead power lines but UK Power Networks have sent us a useful leaflet on safety information and are happy to send out printed versions for coaches to use with students.
Following a number of recent safety incidences whereby members of the public have come into contact with or come to close to our high voltage overhead electricity wires, UK Power Networks is increasing its Public Safety Campaign raising awareness of the dangers of electricity and our overhead lines.
We are identifying clubs/ societies/ organisations such as yourselves where recreational activities (fishing/ ballooning/ kite flying etc) can potentially pose a danger to the general public through lack of awareness of the location of these overhead electricity wires.
UK Power Networks are keen to spread our safety messages and therefore ask Professional Anglers Association can assist or support us in getting this message out?
In the meantime you can read and download the pdf, Think Before You Cast Your Line.