Safety and Education

The Safety and Education of the public is very important to us. Accidental contact with electricity usually results in serious life threatening injuries, even death. To help us live safe around electricity, here are a few safety tips for us to remember:

  1. Assume all overhead and downed power lines are live and dangerous
  2. Keep objects at least 10 feet away from power lines
  3. Inspect surroundings before operating equipment to avoid interference with power lines
  4. Do not attempt to raise or move power lines
  5. Report any damaged electrical equipment or downed lines to us here at Hart EMC immediately
  6. Report any downed or broken power lines to Hart EMC.
  7. Avoid contact with any wires on a pole because many do not have insulation around them.
  8. Never fly kites or model airplanes near electric power lines.
  9. Do not climb trees with power lines in or near the branches.
  10. Avoid areas where warning signs around electrical equipment have been posted.
  11. Stay away from damaged or broken utility poles with electrical wires.
  12. Do not shoot at insulators or power lines.
  13. If you plan to dig, call the Utility Protection Center at 1-800-282-7411 at least 3 days before you start.
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