Private Electrical Poles

Experts in Private Electricity Pole Services

GBE Group offers comprehensive services, including installation and maintenance of private electricity poles, emphasizing the importance of property owners’ legal obligation to ensure their safety and good condition. Regular safety inspections, recommended every five years by qualified electrical contractors, are crucial to prevent potential hazards such as fires, electric shocks, or personal injuries.

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When Should I Consider Changing Or Inspecting A Private Electricity Pole?

Private electricity poles are standalone structures used to support overhead power lines that deliver electricity to individual properties. These poles are typically installed on private land and are the responsibility of the property owner rather than the utility company. They are essential for properties located in rural or remote areas where underground power lines are not feasible.

Poles Leaning Excessively

Immediate attention is needed to prevent potential collapse.

Evidence of Rotting or Corrosion

Indicates structural weakness, requiring prompt inspection.

Electrical Fittings or Wires are Broken

Broken wires or wires pulling away from the pole pose safety risks and require urgent repair.

Cross Arms that are Splitting, Loose or Sagging

Signs of structural instability, necessitating immediate reinforcement or replacement.

Maintenance & Safety

Ensuring the safety and reliability of private electricity poles is paramount. Regular maintenance is necessary to identify and address any potential issues before they escalate into safety hazards. Property owners must conduct periodic inspections and promptly address any signs of damage, deterioration, or wear.


Our team of qualified electrical contractors conduct thorough inspections to assess the condition of your poles, identifying any potential hazards or areas requiring attention.


We provide timely and effective repairs to address issues such as rot, corrosion, structural damage, or faulty components, ensuring the continued safety and functionality of your poles.


In cases where repairs are not feasible or cost-effective, we offer pole replacement services using high-quality materials and adhering to industry standards for safety and durability.

Why Choose GBE Group For Private Electricity Poles?

Our commitment to excellence ensures a smooth transition and a power solution that meets your evolving needs.

Expertise and Accreditation

As accredited Level 2 service providers, we bring unmatched expertise to every project. Our team ensures compliance with safety standards and industry best practices.

Customised Solutions

We recognize that every facility has unique power requirements. GBE Group tailors solutions to fit your specific needs, whether it’s a commercial space or a residential property.

Reliability and Transparency

With over 20 years of experience, GBE Group is synonymous with reliability. We guide you through the upgrade process transparently, ensuring minimal disruption.

Private Electricity Pole FAQs

What are private electricity poles, and why do I need them?

Private electricity poles are standalone structures used to support overhead power lines that deliver electricity to individual properties, particularly in rural or remote areas where underground power lines are not feasible. They are essential for ensuring a reliable power supply to your property.

Why is it important to maintain private electricity poles?

Regular maintenance of private electricity poles is essential to ensure their safety and reliability. Neglected poles can pose serious safety hazards, including the risk of collapse, electrical fires, or electric shocks. Maintenance helps identify and address potential issues before they escalate into more significant problems

How often should private electricity poles be inspected?

It is recommended to conduct safety inspections of private electricity poles at least once every five years by a qualified electrical contractor. However, additional inspections may be necessary in certain circumstances, such as following severe weather events or if signs of damage or deterioration are observed.

Can I perform maintenance on private electricity poles myself?

While minor maintenance tasks, such as clearing vegetation around the poles or visually inspecting for obvious signs of damage, can be performed by property owners, more extensive maintenance and repairs should be carried out by GBE Group. Working with professionals ensures that maintenance is performed safely and effectively, minimizing the risk of accidents or further damage.

What are the common signs of problems with private electricity poles?

Common signs of problems with private electricity poles include excessive leaning, evidence of rotting or corrosion at ground level or just below, electrical fittings or wires broken or pulling away from the pole, and cross arms that are splitting, loose, or sagging.

What is my legal responsibility as a property owner regarding private electricity poles?

As a property owner, you are legally responsible for ensuring the safety and integrity of your private electricity poles. This includes conducting regular inspections, promptly addressing any signs of damage or deterioration, and ensuring compliance with relevant safety regulations and standards.

What should I do if I notice any problems with my private electricity poles?

If you notice any signs of damage or deterioration with your private electricity poles, such as leaning excessively, evidence of rotting or corrosion, broken electrical fittings or wires, or splitting cross arms, it’s crucial to take immediate action. Contact a qualified electrical contractor to conduct an inspection and carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance to ensure the safety of your electrical infrastructure.