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Working around electricity

 
 

Every day, two to three Albertans will come in contact with an overhead or underground power line. The potential for injury and even death is extremely high when safety is not placed as the priority on the job.

Many electrical incidents occur because workers are unaware of the safe limits of approach and get too close with vehicles, tools and their own bodies. These are incidents that can be prevented with education and respect for the infrastructure that makes our world what it is.

Where's the Line: Joint Utility Safety Team (JUST)

ENMAX is a member of the Joint Utility Safety Team which was formed with participation from AltaLink, FortisAlberta, ATCO Electric, ENMAX Power, EPCOR and the Government of Alberta in 2006.

For more information on this initiative and how your employees can work safely around power lines visit JUST's website, wherestheline.ca. You'll find industry-specific resources and training to keep power line safety a top priority on your worksite including what to do when you contact a power line, videos, newsletters and promotional materials for your workplace.


Hazardous Electrical Awareness Tutorial (H.E.A.T.)

H.E.A.T. provides your workers with the basic awareness required to work safely around electrical equipment to prevent lifelong injuries or death.

  • Basic electrical theory
  • Consequences of electrical injuries and burns
  • Hazard assessment and control
  • Pre-job planning
  • ENMAX owned overhead and underground infrastructure
  • Locating utilities
  • Safe work practices
  • Emergency planning and preparedness
  • Overhead power lines limits of approach regulations
  • Hazards of working around overhead and underground power lines
  • Touch and step potential and induction

Is a tutorial right for you?

Anyone working around electrical equipment will benefit from a tutorial, including:

  • Contractors and heavy equipment operators
  • Developers, planners and builders
  • Schools and government agencies
  • EMS, Fire and police departments

Find out more in our H.E.A.T. brochure.

Book a free H.E.A.T. session

Email: safety@enmax.com  
Phone: 403-514-3700 and ask to speak to a Safety Specialist



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