Contractor Safety

Construction sites can be dangerous if safety rules and standards are not met. We encourage you to take steps to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues.

Safety Tips
  1. Always assume power lines are energized and that contact with them could be deadly.
  2. Know the rules regarding work in proximity to overhead and underground power lines.
Overhead Power Lines
Federal regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) require that cranes and other heavy machinery maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from overhead power lines. Contact us at 208-612-8430 to discuss your project or to de-energize the power lines.

Underground Power Lines
Call 811 or visit the Dig Line website at least two working days before digging to have underground utility lines located. This free service will ensure you're not held legally and financially responsible for damage to underground lines.

Contact With a Power Line
If a person or equipment makes contact with a power line, take these steps:
  1. Shut off the power if you can
  2. Do not touch the person or attempt to rescue him.
  3. Stay at least 100 feet from downed lines.
  4. Call 911 if someone is injured and then 208-612-8430 to have the line de-energized.
  5. If you are the equipment operator, stay where you are if possible.
  6. If you are the operator and must evacuate, jump from the equipment with both feet together. Upon landing, hop with your feet together until a safe distance is reached.
  7. Warn onlookers to stay away until the line can be de-energized.