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GS6 Overhead Height Requests

Planning work near overhead lines?

We are happy to announce we can now help obtain overhead electric cable heights (GS6 guidance) from the relevant utility company for only £23.50 per crossing.

If the utility company is able to provide us with clearance heights and any other safety information, we will provide a report detailing this. If a site visit is required by one of their engineers, we will facilitate this by sharing contact details with relevant personnel.

PLEASE NOTE – there is a legal requirement that work should only be carried out near to live overhead lines when there is no alternative and when risks are acceptable and can be properly controlled.

A precautionary approach should always be taken along with consultation with the owner of the line.

If you wish to proceed with a GS6 overhead line height request, please register or login into your account and click GS6 Overhead Line Heights and follow the on-screen prompts.

GS6 Guidance Report

PLEASE CONSULT the full GS6 Guidance notes before working near overhead lines.

This general series guidance note is for people who may be planning to work near overhead lines where there is a risk of contact with the wires, and describes the steps you should take to prevent contact with them.

It is primarily aimed at employers and employees who are supervising or in control of work near live overhead lines, but it will also be useful for those who are carrying out the work.