Outdoor Safety Tips

  • Keep all ladders and other tools in the SAFE ZONE, at least 10 feet from any power lines. Put it up only where you have to work. Always make sure that, if the ladder fell, it would not contact any power lines or other electrical equipment. This rule also applies to television and radio antennas as well. They should be far enough away so that if they were blown over, they would not fall into overhead lines.
  • Outdoor outlets should be on a circuit protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), which are required in newer homes in bathrooms, garages, outdoors, and near sinks. GFCIs can be added as a temporary plug-in adapter, added as a replacement outlet, or even installed as a circuit breaker. Check with your electrician for options.
  • Teach your kids never to fly kites near power lines or around electrical substations. Balls or other objects tossed or falling into an electrical substation should be left there.
  • Teach your kids not to climb or play in trees if there are power lines nearby or lines touching or growing through the branches. Kids should also know that pad-mounted transformers (those green metal cabinets around your neighborhood).are not safe places to play.
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