Details for Farm Safety Look up for power lines BE

Farm Safety
Look up for power lines


Keep equipment
clear of power
lines and poles.

KNOW WHAT TO DO if you encounter a power line while
operating farm machinery. It could save your life.

CALL FOR HELP – Call 911 as soon as possible and keep the
area clear until help arrives.


DRIVE TO SAFETY – If you can do so without risking your
machinery or damaging utility infrastructure, drive at least 40
feet away.


EMERGENCY EXIT – If the vehicle is on fire or you must exit
for other safety reasons, jump clear so that no part of your
body touches the equipment and ground at the same time,
and land with feet together. Hop to safety in small steps to
avoid electric shock by breaking the current’s path.

Great River Energy—Powering what’s possible
Agralite Electric Cooperative • Arrowhead Cooperative, Inc. • BENCO Electric Cooperative • Brown County Rural Electrical Association •
Connexus Energy • Cooperative Light & Power • Crow Wing Power • Dakota Electric Association • East Central Energy • Federated Rural
Electric Association • Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association • Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association • Kandiyohi Power
Cooperative • Lake Country Power • Lake Region Electric Cooperative • McLeod Cooperative Power Association • Meeker Cooperative • Mille
Lacs Energy Cooperative • Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative • Nobles Cooperative Electric • North Itasca Electric Cooperative, Inc. •
Redwood Electric Cooperative • Runestone Electric Association • South Central Electric Association • Stearns Electric Association •
Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric • Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative • Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association