Use caution when raising and lowering booms, wings or extensions.
Extensions on equipment can reach as high as 7.9 metres. Keeping a distance of at least 7 metres between the highest point of your equipment and overhead power lines will keep you out of harm's way. Don't forget about antennas!
Know the height of your equipment.
Even when moving equipment from field to field, always be aware of the height of your equipment. If you're unsure whether you can move your equipment safely, contact your local utility company. They'll help you map out a safe route.
Keep conductive equipment and materials at a safe distance.
When installing fence wire, don't erect it along the same route as power lines on your property. Avoid straining the wire to prevent it from springing up and making contact with overhead lines.
Know safe working distances and stick to them.
Always ensure that hay and grain piles, ladders, silos, and buildings are at least 7 metres away from overhead power lines. Before breaking ground on your property, contact Alberta One-Call to locate all underground utilities.