Always assume power lines are
live. This applies to power lines on utility poles as well as those lines
entering your home or buildings. Even momentary contact can injure or kill.
Always keep yourself, your equipment and anything you carry at least 10 feet
from power lines. Even though you may notice a covering on a line, NEVER assume
it is safe to touch. Stay Away, Stay Alive.
Never stand ladders near
power lines. When working on or near ladders keep all tools, the ladder, and
anything you carry well away (at least 10 feet) from power lines.
cranes, scaffolding and high reach equipment away from power lines. Contact with
a power line can cause serious burns or electrocution. Remember to work a safe
distance from all power lines. When performing construction activities.
yourself and others away from any fallen power lines. You never know when they
might be energized. Always report the location of the downed wires.
Do not climb
or trim trees near power lines. Keep children from climbing trees near power
lines. Hire a qualified contractor to trim trees near power lines. If you have
any questions about removing limbs or trees near power lines, call your service
required by law to call Kansas One Call at 1-800-DIG SAFE before you dig. They
will help you to locate gas, electric and telephone lines.