WREA Safety Awareness One of WREA's most important goals is to educate and create awareness of the dangers of high-voltage power lines. WREA visits local schools and works with local law enforcement to keep its community safe. WREA makes many presentations with its high-voltage trailer throughout the year to demonstrate, first hand, the dangers of electricity. Schools, clubs, and local organizations can contact us to schedule a free electrical safety demonstration, put on by the White River safety committee.
Please Think Safety First
Electricity provides comfortand convenience – it literally powers our homes and businesses; But electricity also demands care and respect. It must be handled properly so we urge you to follow these safety suggestions.
- Never turn on an appliance when you’re on awet floor or in the bathtub or shower.
- If something seems wrong with an applianceor tool, or it gives you even the slightest shock,disconnect it, and have it repaired or replaced.
- Always disconnect tools and appliances before cleaning them.
- When disconnecting tools or appliances, do not pull on the cord; instead grasp the plug to pull it from the outlet.
- Do not run extension cords under rugs or flooring.
- Be sure that the size of your extension cord is adequate for the tool or appliance.
- Do not overload an outlet with too many plugs.
- Never touch or approach downed power lines.
- Always assume downed wires are energized and call White River Electric Association immediately at: 970-878-5041 – day or night.
- Keep ladders, antennas and all other tal lobjects away from power lines.
- Do not use electric tools near water or in the rain.
- Do not fly kites near electric lines. If a kite string gets caught in an electrical line, leave it alone and call White River Electric Association.
- Always call before you dig! The Utility Notification Center of Colorado can be reached at: 1-800-922-1987 or simply by dialing 8-1-1.
- Never adapt a three-pronged plug to an ungrounded, two-hole receptacle.
- Never climb a tree near electric wires.
- Never enter a substation or fenced enclosure that surrounds electrical equipment.
- WREA Member Receives National Recognition for Safety