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Electrical Safety: 10 Tips for Overhead Power Lines

Pulished on Aug. 15, 2018

1. Survey your surroundings. Always be aware of the location of Overhead Power Line Fitting, particularly when using long tools (e.g. ladders). 

2. Obey the 10 foot rule. 

3. Be careful when working on your roof. That includes cleaning gutters, installing antennas and satellite dishes or Electric Insulating fitting any repair work. 

4. Never climb trees near power lines. Check Silicon Rubber Insulator

5. Never trim trees near power lines. Leave that to a professional.

6. Always follow safety procedures, no matter how boring and mundane they seem. Just remember, “Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.”

7. Assume all power lines are energized. 

8. Train yourself/your workers. You/they should be versed in emergency communication and proper techniques for providing aid to someone after an electrical accident.

9. Use Safety Watches or Spotters. Their only duties should be observing the work and communicating with the operator to ensure the equipment never gets closer than 10 feet to a power line. 

10. Don’t be a hero! Keep a safe distance from any victim who is/was in direct contact with electricity. Call 911 immediately! Do not try to touch victim because you may be electrocuted. 

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