Electricity is very safe when you follow a few simple rules:
- Stay away from Fleming-Mason Energy equipment, which includes poles, guy wires, substations, underground transformers and trucks working on lines.
- Stay away and keep others back from fallen power lines (including telephone and cable TV lines). Call us immediately if you see downed lines.
- Keep all objects away from power lines. Ladders, antennas and kites are fatal when in contact with a "hot" power line.
- Never touch a person who is in contact with a live power line.
- Plant trees away from overhead power lines and underground transformers.
- Don't build or construct anything under overhead power lines.
- When you see our crews and equipment along roadsides, slow down and proceed with care.
- If someone comes to your home as a Fleming-Mason Energy employee, ask for identification and look for our logo on their vehicle. If in doubt, call our office for confirmation. All Fleming-Mason Energy employees carry ID cards.
- Contact us before you do any type of digging or work adjacent to underground or overhead power lines. We'll come out, spot our lines and help you avoid an expensive or dangerous situation.
Dressed for Success
Fleming-Mason Energy Line Technicians know better than to go to work half-dressed. He has special clothing and tools that allow him to work on live power lines and do his job safely.
But you don't have the same outfit our line technicians do. That's why you should never try to touch any utility line, even if you think its dead.
- Hard Hat - Protects head from falling objects and bumps. Also insulates head in case of electrical contact.
- Safety Glasses - Protects eyes from debris, flying objects and other hazards.
- Rubber Sleeves - Protects shoulders and arms from electrical contact.
- Rubber Gloves - Insulates hands and fingers from live electrical circuit. Allows line technicians to repair lines without cutting off your power.
- Leather Protectors - Protects rubber gloves from punctures.
- Rubber Overshoes - Insulates feet from electrical current.
- Fire Resistant Shirt - Protects against flames, flash fire and electric arc.
- Climbing Belt - Securely supports line technician's weight when climbing poles. Also holds tools and supplies to free hands as necessary.
- Fiberglass Extendable Stick - telescopes to 30 feet and allows line technician to perform some tasks from the ground.