Need to work near to incoming overhead electric cables

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Hi,

I've a chap coming to replace the old cast-iron guttering at the rear of my elderly parents property. There is a pair of incoming overhead electricity cables attached to the property about 6 inches below this old guttering. He didn't seem to be too phased about it but I felt it to be too close to working nearby, especially with metal and above.

Anyone had experience of this?

I presume that I need to speak to Western Power (covering my region) about getting the power temporarily switched off. Do you happen to know what cost this is likely to be and what lead time?

Thanks
 

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I've seen them slide protective plastic sleeving over such cables. Your situation may be different
 
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Thanks both. I spoke to Western Power first thing Monday morning, they were out at 1.00pm that same day. I haven't been to look but have apparently fitted insulating sleeves over the cables. So, the guttering work can still go ahead later in the week thankfully.

Thanks again.
 

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