The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 92 (2014) > Issues > Issue 11 > Managing Health and Safety Risks (No. 33): Controlling risks from underground and overhead services
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Managing Health and Safety Risks (No. 33): Controlling risks from underground and overhead services

In developed countries, the space below ground is littered both with debris from past construction and with utility services — some active, some redundant. Risks from overhead services mostly relate to power lines, which may be fouled by crane jibs, scaffolding poles or plant. This short article discussed how the associated risks are best controlled.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel