Essential Energy has introduced branded orange caution tape to indicate fault and emergency sites that have been tagged for repair.

General Manager Safety, HR and Environment, David Nardi, said the new ‘Essential Energy Aware’ tape would help identify areas where network faults had already been reported.

“Our network spans 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of Southern Queensland, and our crews are on call 24/7 to respond to power outages and restore supply to our customers. “Customers can be assured if they see the awareness tape around an asset that we are aware of the network issue associated with that asset,” Mr Nardi said.

“In instances where community members see the tape, there is no need to advise us of the issue.”

Essential Energy operates and maintains more than 1.3 million power poles and 180,000km of overhead power lines. The tape may be seen affixed to power poles, street lights, pillar boxes, kiosk substations and other Essential Energy electricity network assets.

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