A poster with an image of powerlines and the text: “Keep clear, stay safe. Stay 3 metres clear from overhead powerlines.”

Safety Around Electrical Equipment and Overhead Power Lines

Hearst Power continually makes safety inspection of their equipment, overhead powerline and complete brush clearing near powerlines. If you notice anything suspicious or damage, play stay away and contact us immediately at 705-372-2815 or 705-372-2816 (after-hours).

Additionally, the Electrical Safety Authority was created by the Province of Ontario to improve electrical safety for the well-being of the people. When working around powerlines, make sure to follow their safety guidelines (see examples below) and when conducting electrical work at your home or business, don’t forget to contact them to request the required ESA permit.