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always ask yourself...
where's the line?

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report a power line contact
1-877-749-3655

If you have made contact with a power line, pole or any other electrical distribution facilities, please contact our 24 Hour Emergency Line1-877-749-3655

always ask yourself...
where's the line?

power Line and power pole contacts

It is always extremely important to ensure you know where the power line and other electrical distribution facilities are at all times, while working in the field (or anywhere else)!
 

Did you know that if you make contact with a powerline in a vehicle or piece of equipment, the ground around it may be electrified and you could be seriously injured if you get out of the vehicle. Stay inside until the utility workers tell you it’s safe to get out. Tell everyone to stay back 10 meters (33 feet, about the length of a school bus).
 

If you have no choice but to exit the vehicle or equipment;
 

• Check and make sure there are no wires in your way. Stand in the doorway, cross your arms and put your feet together.

• Jump as far away as possible from the vehicle or equipment and land with both feet together.

• Do not touch the vehicle.

• Keep your arms crossed, feet together and HOP at least 10 meters to safety.

• Always assume a downed line is energized!

always ask yourself...
where's the line?

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Line contact.jpg

tips to prevent contact

Each year, we experience numerous power line and power pole contacts due to farm equipment getting too close to the line. Please exercise extreme caution while working in the fields.

 

The following tips can help prevent making contact with facilites;
 

• Take the time to identify the hazards around you.

• Plan routes in advance.

• Lower large equipment such as grain augers, air seeders and air sprayers during transport under lines.

• Maintain a safe distance between your equipment and any electrical facilities.

If you are ever in doubt when planning your route, please contact the office!

always ask yourself...
where's the line?

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