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Help Keep Lineworkers Safe

Please Don't Attach Anything to Electric Poles!

 

As you drive through most neighborhoods or along most roads, you’re likely to see fliers, signs, and more attached to your cooperative’s electric poles.  Besides being unattractive, cluttered utility poles make it more difficult and dangerous for HFRECC’s lineworkers to do their job.

 

Whether it’s in the middle of an icy winter’s night or during a summer lightning storm, our lineworkers climb poles during all hours of the day or night and in all types of weather maintaining and repairing equipment to keep your electricity flowing. 

 

They wear “hooks” that sink into the wood as they climb up and down the poles. These hooks are vital in giving lineworkers the solid hold they must have in order to safely work on the poles and lines that carry power to homes and businesses throughout the cooperative’s service area. Lineworkers must be able to secure their hooks easily into the pole, a feat that is difficult if they must navigate a sea of metal tacks and staples. And if a lineworker should lose his hold on the pole, he could fall and be seriously injured or even killed.

 

Your cooperative’s lineworkers already face serious hazards as they work to provide your electric service.  Please do what you can to help keep them safe.