Outdoor Safety Tips

  • Never touch a power line! Report downed power lines immediately
  • Don’t put signs or advertisements on power poles – they are a hazard and reduce the life of the pole
  • Be careful not to touch overhead power lines with ladders, TV antennas or other equipment
  • Never retrieve balls or other objects from substations – high-voltage equipment is very dangerous

Indoor Safety Tips

  • Always replace damaged cords
  • Never use electrical appliances in wet areas
  • Pull on the plug, not the cord, to unplug an appliance
  • Don’t overload outlets with too many appliances
  • Unplug extension cords if not in use
  • Use the correct wattage for light bulbs. Higher than recommended wattages can overheat and lead to fire

Flathead Electric will provide electrical safety programs to schools, civic organizations, and those involved in emergency services upon request. The Cooperative also has a continuing public education program. Information about electrical safety, environmental protection and utility careers is available. Call (406) 751-4400 for more information.

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