The emergency services and public authorities at-risk industry group incorporates Police, Fire and Rescue, Rural Fire Service, Ambulance as well as customers who are registered for life support status.
Engage key stakeholders such as councils and associations to promote public safety around the electricity network.
Continue to engage with electricity retailers to ensure timely and efficient notification of new life support status customers.
Continue to offer safety sessions for emergency services and to actively work with the NSW Rural
Engage with the NSW Rural Fire Service over how communications and network maps could help them deal with bushfires.
Engage with major garbage truck operators/contractors regarding the hazard of overhead powerlines – particularly service lines and their operations.
Life support customers with a pack including:
Provide a free Electrical Hazard Awareness for Emergency Services DVD, which can be viewed or ordered here.
After an incident, contact this group to provide advice, safety information and collateral.
Prioritise communication with life support customers, including SMS messaging, during outages.
Continue to offer training to emergency services.