JSC “Energo-Pro Georgia” explains why fishing near electricity transmission lines is life-threatening

01 June, 2023

With the onset of summer season JSC “Energo-Pro Georgia” addresses the population to observe the safety norms of the electricity distribution network. Fishing and swimming in the overhead line protection areas are life-threatening.


Fishing near overhead lines and other electrical facilities is especially dangerous, since during fishing it is possible to accidentally touch the wire with a part of a fishing rod or net, thereby breaching the clearance and endangering the life and health of the fisherman and others. The company is actively campaigning to raise awareness in the field of safety and once again warns holidaymakers to take into account the safety rules established in the electrical network in order to protect human lives.


"During outdoor activities, fishing or other occupation in recreation and leisure areas, it is necessary to avoid approaching electrical distribution facilities, transmission lines, and substations. Refrain from entering the adjacent territory without permission, which can pose a danger to human lives”, - the technical service of the Company advise.


It is not allowed to touch cable lines on the ground surface, in channels, in wells, since they are energized and approaching them is life-threatening! In addition, it is prohibited to park all types of transport and agricultural machines, arrange haystacks, stack firewood and other materials, set fires, and  camp down under the overhead lines. Swimming and fishing in overhead line protection areas are life-threatening. Attention should be paid to the warning signs placed by the Company in such places.


In case of detection of any kind of emergency or dangerous situation in the electrical network, such as a break and fall of wires, falling of poles, approaching wires to the ground surface, strong electrical sparks, fire, etc., it is necessary to immediately notify the respective service center of  JSC “Energo-Pro Georgia” or call the hotline on 032 247 17 07.