Utilities Kingston is offering reminders on how to stay safe around
Knowing what to do in an electrical emergency such as downed powerlines could save your life. Even getting too close to a
Did you know you don’t need to touch a
STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWERLINES
If a downed
DON’T INTERFERE WITH POWERLINES OR EQUIPMENT
Below are some other powerline safety tips to help you stay safe as you work around your home and play outdoors.
Working around the home:
- Check for
powerlinesbefore cleaning eavestroughs or pruning trees.
- Carry ladders horizontally, never vertically – and look up and look out for overhead
powerlinesbefore putting them up.
- When digging, whether in your garden or for fence posts or deck supports, call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 to get a free locate of underground utility equipment.
- Plant the right tree in the right place.
- Look up before flying kites or climbing trees. Never fly a kite or climb a tree near
powerlines. Look for open areas instead.
- Never play on utility equipment, including the ‘green boxes’ you see on your street. Children should be reminded: if you see equipment with open doors or other issues, tell your mom and dad and have them report it to us by calling our emergency line at 613-546-1181. This line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.