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 
    equipment (PPE).
  • 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.



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