Work Safety

Powerline Safety at Work

Electrical contact with powerlines in the construction industry remains stubbornly high. 

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) provides a number of resources to help keep workers safe. 

Always be aware of your surroundings. The following PDF outlines the necessary steps to keep everyone on a construction site safe: The 5 Things You Need To Know About Powerlines (PDF)

Dump trucks are the number one cause of powerline contact in the construction sector: Powerline Safety Best Practice: For Dump Truck Operators (PDF)

Operating articulating booms near or under overhead powerlines creates electrical safety hazards to the operators, workers on the job site and members of the public in the vicinity of the equipment: Articulating Boom Equipment and Overhead Powerline Safety (PDF)



Powerline Safety Tips for Work