Marking of copper earth straps

Following the successful trials on a small number of sub-stations in and around Leigh, Lancashire, Signature Materials have been commissioned by Electricity North West to undertake a  larger marking trial. A sample of just over 740 stations have been identified by ENWL and work started 3-4 weeks ago putting down a permanent, readable mark on the copper within these stations. This mark will allow the metal to be tracked back to the owner and location by ENWL, Police and also Recyclers allowing metal thieves to be apprehended via a national database containing the marks.

Further news on this to follow as the trial develops over the next 6-8 weeks