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The Electricity Supply (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Electric lines made unsafe in consequence of actions of occupier or owner of land

14.  After Article 36 of the Electricity Supply Order there shall be inserted—

Power to make safe hazards to electric lines

36A.(1) Where, on any land on which an electric line has been placed, the occupier or, in the case where the occupier is not the owner, the owner of the land does any act or permits any act to be done the consequence of which—

(a)is a contravention of regulations made under Article 36; or

(b)in the opinion of the Service, is danger of serious injury to persons; the Service may serve a notice requiring him to take such action as may be specified in the notice.

(2) If, within such time as may be specified in the notice, the requirements of the notice are not complied with, the Service may take the action specified in the notice and any expenses incurred by the Service in doing so shall be a debt recoverable summarily.

(3) Any reference in this Article to an occupier or to an owner shall be construed as including a reference to a person appointed in writing by the occupier or owner as his representative for purposes including the purpose of this Article.

(4) Nothing in this Article shall apply to an occupier or to an owner who has given his consent to the Service under Article 38 and who has complied with the terms and conditions of that consent..

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