Underground Cables and Safe Digging

For all ESB Cable and Plant Information

You can get information on the location of ESB Network's cable arrangements through the 'Central Site'. Central Site is a one stop shop for contractors or individuals who are engaged in excavation work. Prior to commencing work, you are recommended to contact Central Site in order to locate possible cables in the vicinity of your excavation site. This information will be provided to you in a map format.

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Download ESB Networks Avoidance of Electrical Hazards when Digging (PDF | 2.51MB)

Details needed for Map Requests

  1. A Site Plan/Area Plan with some Geographic Reference
  2. A Postal Address
  3. Your contact details

You can then do one of the following:

  1. Fax your site location and map details to: 01 6388169
  2. E-MAIL Your Site Map in pdf format and details to: dig@esb.ie
  3. Send Site Map and details to:

    Central Site
    ESB Networks
    St Margarets Road
    Dublin 11

Telephone Contacts for ESB Central Site

1850 928 960

All ESB maps are posted to the address supplied with your request. Please allow 10 working days notice.

Note: In emergency cases only ESB Networks Central Site can provide maps for collection. Please contact representatives above for more details. This service operates Monday to Friday only.

Note: ESB's Information can be provided Digitally. Please Contact dig@esb.ie for details on the terms and conditions of This service.

Safety Campaign

Are you sure it's safe?

As part of our commitment to safety, we are launching a Public Awareness Campaign to focus people's attention on electrical safety outdoors. The campaign aims to reach all of our audiences - the general public, farmers, construction workers and children.

The key message of the ad is to ask people to be mindful of electricity wires while they are outdoors and to always stay safe and stay clear of electricity wires

  • To view our ad click here
  • To view safety tips click here

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