Electricity safety

Electricity is powerful. Respect it and use it safely.

Power line safety

Be aware of overhead power lines and avoid electricity hazards. If you see a downed power line stay at least 10 metres away and call us at 1-866-436-7847 (24 hours) or 911 immediately.

Avoid electricity hazards

Dam safety

Stay safe around hydroelectric dams, reservoirs and generating stations.

How to stay safe around dams

Electricity emergencies

How to prevent and treat electricity-related accidents and injuries.

What to do in an electricity emergency

Tradespeople and general public: Electricity Safety Awareness

This 20 to 40-minute course introduces electrical safety for tradespeople and anyone else doing renovations or other work that could involve electricity. Review the electrical system, effects of electricity on the body, the principles of touch, step and ground gradient and limits of approach. You’ll also learn how to stay safe while approaching an electricity incident.