Power lines are everywhere, above and under the ground, delivering the essential energy of our modern world. Knowing how to work near those lines and avoid incidents is not difficult, and always worth the time when you consider the consequences of not knowing where the line might be and having to deal with an electrical injury.
Listening to music, using a hair dryer and making toast: these are common things most people do every day, but they can also be hazards in the wrong conditions. Knowing how to take a few seconds to avoid danger when dealing with electricity in your home is all it takes to make the difference between getting to eat your toast or having to visit the hospital.
At work or at play, safety outside matters even in your own backyard. Whether it’s flying a kite with the kids or planting a tree, there is always a reason to take a few extra seconds to look around and think about what you are doing.
As important as electricity is to us, there are times when the power goes out. Knowing how to stay safe and comfortable during an outage, as well as how to prepare for an outage, can help you and your family be prepared while our field crews do their job to safely restore power to your neighbourhood.
ENMAX Corporation is committed to staying informed about EMF and offering information and in-home measurements to our customers so they can make their own informed decisions regarding this issue.
If you are going to perform work within seven meters of an overhead power line, call the ENMAX Trouble line (403-514-6100) to receive advice on how to work safely. If required, we’ll come to turn off your power until you’ve completed your task.
Find out more about electrical safety
All customers are free to purchase natural gas services from the default supply provider or from a retailer of their choice and to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of natural gas and electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).
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