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Safety Notice to all Groups and Parties involved in the forthcoming Referendum

ESB Networks wish to advise all Groups and Parties involved in the upcoming Referendum that the erection of posters on ESB Assets (namely electricity poles) poses a serious safety risk to ESB staff, contractors and members of the public and is strictly prohibited.

Dangerous situations have been created in the past by individuals or parties erecting posters on ESB poles, including the danger of electric shock, falls from heights, restricting visibility for traffic, posters coming loose and falling and poles catching fire. In some cases, ESB Networks has been required to interrupt the  electricity supply to households and businesses in order to safely remove these posters.

Posters that are erected on electricity poles will be removed by ESB Networks when possible and safe to do so.

ESB Networks regularly advise the general public to always stay clear of electricity poles and wires through its TV, Radio and Social Media campaigns. It is important that these messages are taken on board in the interest of safety.

In the event of a dangerous situation or emergency, the public are reminded to immediately phone ESB Networks emergency service  on 1850 372 999 (24 hour/7 day service).