Safety - Working near Electricity | Alabama Power
  • Contact with overhead power lines is the most common type of electrocution. So always be aware of your surroundings, especially when working outdoors. Whether you’re at a jobsite or working at home, take a few minutes to look up, look down and look around. Know where all power lines are located. Additionally:
    • Don’t set up your worksite anywhere near or around power lines.
    • Don’t park a dump truck directly under a power line.
    • When installing a satellite dish, place it as far away from your service entrance wires as possible.
    • When hauling a large load, be sure it clears power lines.
    • When  sailing, make sure the mast or any other part of the sailboat won’t come close to power lines.
    • Be aware that any object you’re holding that gets close to or touches a power line, can create a path to the ground for electricity: You’ll be part of that path and can be shocked or worse.
    • Always maintain proper working distances from overhead lines.
  • Never use electrical equipment in wet conditions. Anything can conduct electricity –even a wooden ladder can soak up water and be dangerous.
  • Stay away from all transformers. Underground transformers are in big green boxes and should always be locked. And if you see one with a busted or broken lock, immediately call 911 or Alabama Power at 1-800-888-2726.

 

 

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