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  • Snohomish PUD Offers Electrical Safety Reminders
    6/5/2017

    Safety Smarts

    With warmer weather here, many of us are turning to outdoor activities.

    Snohomish County PUD reminds you to be safe around electricity. Remember these safety tips:

    Outdoor Safety

    • Never climb trees near power lines.
    • Keep ladders away from power lines.
    • Stay away from all fallen power lines.
    • Don’t let kids play on the green padmount transformer cabinets, which control electricity voltage.
    • Don't ever try to open the transformer cabinet or reach inside.
    • Utility cabinets should not be buried in landscape material or surrounded by shrubbery because these may cause the cabinets to overheat and fail to function.

    Kite Safety

    • Never fly kites near power lines.
    • Choose an open space for kite-flying where there are no power lines or cars.
    • Stay far away from power lines and anything that is touching them.
    • If your kite gets caught in a power line, do not touch the kite or string. Call the PUD for help.
    • Don't fly your kite when the weather is bad. Lightning can electrocute you.
    • Only use string to fly your kite. Never use wire. Remember: metal is a conductor for electricity.

    Indoor Safety

    • Keep fingers and other objects away from electrical outlets.
    • Never overload outlets with too many plugs.
    • Never pull a plug out by the cord.
    • Never use radios or hair dryers around baths or showers.
    • Never put metal silverware into plugged in toasters.

    Visit our site for other tips, including more safety information and energy-saving programs, or call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700.

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