When using transmission facilities it is very important to exercise elementary caution and common sense. The equipment included in electrical power lines is designed to minimize the risk of negative effects on persons in the vicinity of the lines. The location of lines is planned so that the transmission facilities do not pose a threat to surrounding human habitats, and so that they blend into the landscape to the greatest extent possible.
In order to eliminate possible hazards, qualified employees of PSE take periodic preventive measures in the form of line surveys and inspection of their condition. In the event of circumstances requiring an intervention, they take actions to eliminate situations that potentially threaten property and people present in the vicinity of the lines. These activities are intensified in situations of increased risk or crisis, such as floods or hurricanes. In the aforementioned situations, cooperation between the company's employees and owners of real properties adjacent to power lines is also extremely important. These are often the people living in the vicinity of the lines who are the best source of information regarding the phenomena occurring. The goodwill and help of those people can significantly help to address potential risks or shorten the process of remedying a failure.
The owners of real properties on which transmission facilities are located or over which electrical power lines run, have, in principle, free access to their real properties, which they may use freely while maintaining suitable precautions; they are free to use them as they wish, subject to precautionary requirements. Thus, they may run their business activities freely using certain equipment and machinery or engage in farming without time limitations.