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Western Power Private Power Pole Defect Notice

Spark Pro services and repairs Western Power Private Power Pole Defect Notices in all Perth Suburbs.

If you’ve received a Western Power Private Power Pole Defect Notice then call us. Spark Pro is a leading electrician in Western Power Private Power Pole Defect Notice repairs.

When it comes to emergency repairs, do not cut corners. If you’re having trouble with your Western Power Private Power Pole Defect Notice then call Spark Pro today.

Reasons for Private Power Pole Defect Notices 

In Perth suburbs and Western Australia, Western Power Private Power Pole Defect notices are usually issued for defects found in private power poles and overhead consumers’ mains often relate to trees or branches growing too close to your private power poles and powerlines. Damaged wires or other faults on your installation, or alterations or additions to existing connections which do not meet the necessary safety standards will also result in a Defect Notice being issued. Power poles in poor condition and at risk of collapse may also be identified in a defect notice.

Specifically Western Power may issue a private power pole defect notice for the following private power pole defects:

Termite Damage

Termite Damaged Power Poles causing defect notices to be issued by Western Power

Your Private Power Pole has Termite related damage
Many private power poles are made of timber. Termites may find their way into wooded power poles even if it has been treated for termites. If your private power pole has been damaged by termites it can cause the pole to become unstable. This may result in a power pole defect notice being issued.

Termite Damaged Power Poles causing defect notices to be issued by Western Power

Termite damage can be difficult to assess as the damage can often be hard to sight. However, in some instances termites may have chewed off a large chunk of your pole. If the damaged section is found this should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid larger problems down the track.

Risk of storm damage

Storm Damaged Power Poles causing defect notices to be issued by Western Power

If you have a damaged power pole, it may be more likely to fall down in high winds. This may cause damage to your property or other residential, industrial or commercial structures nearby. If you suspect that the private power pole has been affected by storm damage, it is important to report this to Western Power. Western Power will assess the damage and may issue a defect notice if they believe a pole is at risk of falling. In the event of a large storm, a damaged private power pole could topple.

Storm Damaged Power Poles causing defect notices to be issued by Western Power

This would take out the entire private power pole’s supply, which could impact on properties or businesses connected to it, especially your own. A toppled power pole also presents serious risks, especially during storms. A person may be hurt or fatally injured to due to the risk of electrocution and you may also be at risk of being hit by debris caused by the toppled power pole.

Rot, splitting, fire damage or cracks in wooden private power poles

Rot, splitting, fire damage or cracks in wooden private power poles and private power pole cross arms will cause Western Power to issue a private power pole defect notice. A damaged private power pole will have to be replaced so that serious danger can be averted. Rot can occur in wooden power poles and cause permanent damage. If this problem is not addressed soon, then your private power pole will be unsafe to use. When rot is found it should be fixed as soon as possible as this can cause failure down the track and leave your private power poles at a higher risk of collapsing or falling over in storms. Splitting in the wood, fire damage or cracks are also a serious issue that will cause Western Power to issue a power pole defect notice.

Excessive leaning or instability of the private power pole

If your private power is found to be leaning or unstable then it poses a risk of falling over and causing serious damage and power outages. Western Power may issue a power pole defect notice to you if they believe that your private power pole is leaning and unstable. In the event of a storm or high winds, a leaning or unstable power pole could topple or overbalance and fall, causing serious damage and harm to property nearby.

Rusting/corrosion of metal power poles

Rusted Power Poles causing defect notices to be issued by Western Power

Rusting/corrosion of metal poles, lattice/tripod structures, cross arms or attachments
Not all private power poles are made of wood or timber. Some power poles are made of metal and can be subject to rust. If Western Power issues a private power pole defect notice for rusting or corrosion on a metal power pole it will be because the pole has either been damaged or is in an unsafe condition. If your private power pole has been affected by rust or corrosion this is a serious safety risk.

Physically damaged private power poles

Physical damage of the pole, e.g. via impact, which affects structural integrity
Western Power will issue a private power pole defect notice if your power pole has been physically damaged. When a private power pole is damaged, it can pose a serious danger to properties or buildings nearby. Damage could be caused by falling debris such as branches, rocks or other types of debris during storm surges or when winds are high. If there has been impact damage from a vehicle or machinery then the pole will need to be repaired or replaced. Western Power will carry out inspections to determine how long your power pole has been damaged as well as determine if the damage is structural or non-structural.

Unsuitable Power Poles

Sawn timber poles (generally square section, often untreated) are not suitable for power poles as they are more prone to rot and structural deterioration. If your power pole is cut and spliced from a sawn timber pole then it will create a weak point in the structure and be more likely to fall over in high winds or heavy rain. Poor or no paint coat or lack of galvanising on steel poles can result in rusting and corrosion, which could lead to a pole collapse. Poor or no paint coat on wooded private power poles can cause water penetration, leading to rot and decay.

PRIVATE POWER POLE DEFECT NOTICES

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Defect Notices are issued by Western Power after  routine inspections have identified issues with private power poles and electrical main connections.  privately-owned power poles and powerlines as part of its regular network asset risk management program, and in accordance with the Electricity Supply Act 1995 and Electricity Supply (Safety and Network Management) Regulation 2014).

The Act requires that consumers’ installations – which may be referred to as your ‘private poles’,
‘poles and wires’ or ‘overhead private aerial consumers’ mains’, and include pole-top fittings such as cross-arms and insulators – must comply with the relevant safety standards and remain safe while connected to the network.
Power poles and overhead powerlines that are not properly maintained can pose a serious bushfire hazard or a significant electrical safety hazard to our employees, your property and the broader community.
Disconnection of the installation, or parts thereof, may be necessary if an unsafe situation is detected and not rectified in a timely manner by the property owner.

If Western Power identifies a defect on your private pole, you will be advised in writing. The Defect Notice will also advise you on what needs to happen to fix the defect and how long you have to complete this. The time you have to fix the defect will depend upon its severity and risk. In most cases when you are required to fix a defect, you will need to engage a suitably qualified electrical contractor. If the defect is not fixed within the time-frame, the Electricity Supply Act and/or Regulations permit Western Power to either complete the work independently and charge you for the work, or disconnect your property from the electricity network – depending on the nature of the defect. The legal provisions in the Energy Acts authorise Western Power to take these actions in the interests of public safety. Western Power will consult with you and give you opportunities to arrange for the defects to be fixed before taking any actions.

As soon as you receive your notice, it’s best to get in contact with a local electrical contractor to come and assess the work that needs to be done to make your pole safe. This may involve remediation work such as pole reinforcement through to full pole replacement. Your electrical contractor will provide you a quote to undertake the work.

Be mindful of timeframes outlined in your notice. Contacting a qualified electrical contractor as soon as you receive your notice will ensure that work is completed before the end of the notice period and will make sure you avoid any service interruptions.

Defect Notice? SparkPro is the quickest way of rectifying your Defect Notice issues. We specialise in Defect Notices problems and work closely with Western Power to get you back onto the power grid.

Our clients get their power back 3x Faster compared to clients who call Western Power directly.

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Spark Pro’s Western Power Defect Notice Services

Spark Pro Electricians and Electrical Services have over 50 years combined experienced in fixing Western Power defect notices. When we arrive on site we ensure your power comes back online in the quickest and most affordable way possible.  We have kept the power flowing through Perth properties for over 20 years. Call us today to help you get get your power back.

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