Electric Safety Quick Tips for Residents
- Be sure to unplug any lamp or appliance before working on it.
- Test the wires before you touch them to make sure that the power has been turned off.
- Never touch plumbing or gas pipes when performing a do-it-yourself electrical project.
- Use surge protectors to prevent damage to any electrical equipment and for user safety.
Electric Safety Quick Tips for Business
- Before working on or around electrical systems or equipment, identify the load circuits and disconnect. Remember, in some cases, turning power off may cause other hazards.
- Select the appropriate personal protective
- Never assume that the equipment or system is de-energized. Remember to always test before you touch.
- Use lock-out/tag-out procedures. Make sure your test equipment is working properly both before and after you use it.
Electric Safety Quick Tips for the Community
- Do not climb trees or fly drones or kites near power lines. A cotton string attached to a kite can conduct electricity.
- Never try to remove anything from an overhead power line. Call LPC for assistance at 303-651-8386.
- If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines - up to 35 feet away - may be energized.
- Water and electricity don't mix. Avoid damp conditions (including wet grass) when using electricity.