Now power poles across the East of England have a unique number and QR code to help keep people safe
UK Power Networks, who own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England, has introduced a new safety feature to their electricity poles. 
 
You will now see unique six-digit numbers and quick response (QR) codes on almost half a million electricity poles in the East of England. 
The new safety plates have been introduced by the country’s biggest electricity distributor to help you report hazards or damaged overhead power lines. You can use the unique pole number and a what3words location code and the national 105 power cut and emergency number. 
 
Every year, people are killed or seriously injured when they come into contact with high voltage electricity, so you can also access the latest safety advice by scanning the QR code with the camera on your smartphone. 
 
Advice includes information about staying safe and working safely with and near high voltage electricity for landowners, farmers, anglers, construction, haulage and logistics companies and the emergency services. 
 
UK Power Networks says using their thousands of electricity poles is an innovative way to help keep people safe. It’s a first for the industry, providing a direct point of contact for the public at half a million different locations. 
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