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Sarawak Energy Public Safety Reminder: Practise Extreme Caution Near Electrical Facilities
2 OCTOBER 2020
Sarawak Energy strongly urges the public to be cautious and alert at all times when working near electrical facilities.
Lau Kim Swee (刘金瑞), Chief Executive Officer for Syarikat SESCO Berhad (SESCO), Sarawak Energy’s utility arm, urged members of the public not to be complacent when it comes to electrical safety.
He said, “Electricity can kill. Practise extreme caution when working near any electrical installations, especially high voltage power lines and substations to avoid getting hurt by electrocution or electrical flash-overs.”
Electrical flash-overs occur when electricity ‘jumps’ without direct contact with power lines or conductors and can result in serious burns or tragic loss of lives. The safety clearance from overhead lines is at least 4.6m (15 feet).
"Safety is Sarawak Energy's top priority. Tragic incidents can be avoided if everyone is aware of electrical hazards and the potential threat to lives. We do not want anyone to get hurt,” he concluded.
Members of the public are advised to call Sarawak Energy’s 24/7 Customer Care Center at 1-300-88-3111 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any doubts. Reports of any concerns relating to electrical facilities such as overhead lines can also be logged into SEB cares, Sarawak Energy’s mobile app.
FILE PICTURES OF NEAR MISSES DUE TO BEING TOO CLOSE TO OVERHEAD LINES
Boom gate too close to overhead lines can cause to electrocution or electrical flash-overs.
A truck caught fire after its bucket came in contact with overhead lines.