Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs can interfere with our workers protective gear. Please keep our workers safe by never hanging signage on power poles.

Lineworker removes sign from power pole

Here’s a friendly reminder from Flathead Electric Co-op, your member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving the greater Flathead Valley. Hanging signs and flyers on power poles creates dangerous hazards for our linemen due to the staples, nails and tacks used to hang them.

Staples, nails, and tacks damage protective equipment that our crews wear when working on high-voltage electrical equipment and interfere with system maintenance. Plus, attaching a sign to a power pole is a violation of the National Electric Safety Code. We remove any sign or flyer we see on our power poles, but that requires resources.

Please help keep our employees safe and our electric rates as low as possible by not attaching anything to the power poles. We appreciate your help! Stay safe out there, Flathead Electric Cooperative members!

Sharilyn Fairweather

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