We've created the ultimate safety hub when encountering a downed line.
Trees can become conductors of electricity. Keep yourself and any tools you're using at least 3 metres away from power lines when doing yard work.
Electrical current can travel through people, along the ground and through water. What to do when accidents occur, including when vehicles hit power poles.
Cords, plugs and fuses can be a hazard if used incorrectly. Have a fire extinguisher approved for an electrical fire and know device safety ratings. Keep electrical devices out-of-reach of kids.
If you come across a downed or damaged line, stay back at least 10 metres and dial 911. Stay back at least 3 metres when working near power lines at your home.