Outdoor Electrical Safety

When working with or near electricity outdoors, one of the most important factors is ensuring that you keep electricity and water far away from each other. Keep your eyes and ears open for dangers at all times. outdoor safety Stay away from transformers. Never attempt to open the door of a transformer. If you find a door unlocked, call our 24/7 emergency response line immediately. Electricity and water don't mix. Be very careful when using electricity around water. Never use power tools while the ground is wet or touch electrical appliances when you are in a pool or hot tub. Weatherproof your outlets. Make sure outdoor electrical outlets are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which protects against electrical shock. Avoid downed power lines. If you see a power line down, do not touch it -- or anything in contact with it. Call St. Thomas Energy Inc. immediately at 519 631-0311. Click here to see more tips on safety around power lines.

More Information

To read more electrical safety tips, visit the Electrical Safety Authority's website.