ATCO Electric would like to remind our farming community of the hazards associated with working and moving equipment around near power lines
ATCO Electric Farm Safety Tips
Today’s farm equipment is bigger than ever which can mean big problems when you’re working
around power lines. Contact with a power line can result in damaged equipment, severe
injuries or even death, but is 100 per cent preventable. Stay safe with these tips:
1. Check the height of your equipment. If you’re buying it new, confirm the height, update
your GPS with any changes and consider your route to ensure you can cross safely under
power lines. Exercise caution if equipment is higher than 4.1 metres.
2. Stay seven metres away from power lines. Keep this in mind when operating grain
augers or air seeders, or when lifting truck boxes or back hoes.
3. Stack and store wisely. Whether it’s a grain bin or bale storage, stack and store it seven
metres away from power lines.
4. Plan before moving tall equipment. Map your route and locate any overhead power
lines. If you don’t know whether it’s safe to cross under or work near a power line, call
ATCO Electric for help: 1-855-277-1670.
For more information on working near power lines safely, visit atcoelectric.com.