Electric Safety Around the Home
NO KITES AROUND POWER LINES.
Kite string, believe it or not, is a conductor of electricity. So, if your kite gets entangled with a power line you could get electrocuted.
NEVER TOUCH A DOWNED POWER LINE
Never touch a downed power line with anything. Not with your hand, or a stick or piece of wood. Keep others away and call SLEMCO. ALWAYS assume a downed power line is energized until SLEMCO personnel arrive.
BEFORE INSTALLING A TELEVISION ANTENNA ON YOUR HOME
Before installing a television antenna on your home, make sure it won’t come into contact with any power line, insulated or otherwise. Have someone watch you work to make sure you keep a safe distance between you and any nearby power line. Contact between the antenna and a power line can result in electrocution.
NEVER CLIMB ELECTRIC SUBSTATION FENCES
Very high voltage is present inside power substations. The fences are installed to keep you out and safe. Call SLEMCO if a kite, ball or any other item has gone inside the fence of a substation.