Powerline Safety

Look Up for Overhead Power Lines

High voltage power lines and transformers are unforgiving and lethal. If you work with dump trucks, boom trucks, ladder trucks, bucket trucks, booms, cranes, cherry pickers, augers, excavators, backhoes, scaffolds, ladders or other equipment with a long reach, chances are you could be working dangerously close to overhead or underground power lines. 

It's best to be aware of overhead power lines that may run through your job site. Be sure to look up, locate, and stay clear of overhead power lines before you work on roofs, eavestroughs, and siding to ensure you have the necessary clearance. 

Read this important information from the Electrical Safety Authority to stay safe when working around overhead powerlines.