Working near Electricity
If you work near power lines, you should know:
As of January 1st, Alabama State Law requires unqualified workers to be at least ten feet away from energized conductors. Unqualified workers means non-utility personnel.; so if you don’t work for a power company, you need to be at least ten feet away. The previous law required six feet of clearance, but the amended law requires ten feet and there are criminal penalties for anyone who violates this clearance by working or operating a piece of equipment within the required clearance. If work is required within this clearance, certain steps need to be taken, such as de-energizing/grounding the line or relocating the line. Please note that Alabama State Law applies to Alabama employers and all others (including homeowners) working near overhead lines of 750 volts or more. Read more about this new law.
Safety Tips Near Power Lines