Clarke Electric is concerned about the safety of our employees, member-owners and general public. We are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits and dangers of electricity. Listed below are just a few safety tips to help keep you safe at all times when using or near electricity.
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Downed power lines
Stay away from the power lines. Never touch anything or anyone that's touching it. If the wire is touching a vehicle that you're inside, wait for help. If you must get out, jump clear and don't touch the ground and vehicle at the same time. Shuffle, don't run.
Get inside if you can. If you can't; go to low ground and crouch down.
Don't use electrical appliances or the telephone.
Stay out of the shower or bathtub.
Avoid trees and other tall or metal objects.
Stay out of the water.
Never fly kites in storms or near utility lines.
If you're climbing a tree or using a ladder outside, be sure no wires run through or near the tree or near the ladder.
Keep electrical appliances and toys away from water, including rain, wet ground, swimming pools, sprinklers and hoses.
Conductors of electricity
- Water and wet things