If you’re planning an outdoor project that involves digging, be sure to request a locate at least five business days before you want to start. A locate will identify underground hazards that may be hidden and could be exposed by even shallow digging. Locates are free and easy to request, and they are the law! Visit Ontario One Call’s website or call 1-800-400-2255 to request your locate today. Know what’s below and stay safe.
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Always be aware of your surroundings and know where overhead powerlines are on your property. Be sure to stay at least three metres (10 feet, or the length of two park benches) away from overhead powerlines at all times. Carry any equipment you have horizontally and watch for lines hidden in trees or by other plants.
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The Electrical Safety Authority has a dedicated online resource for homeowners, contractors and anyone working outside the home. Visit esasafe.com to find articles, resources pages, and tips designed to help keep you safe from electrical hazards.
For more information on electrical safety education and some of the educational resources we have available to you, visit our Electrical Safety Education Resources page.
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