Safety for contractors

SRP Safety Connection LogoAt construction sites around the country, many serious injuries and deaths occur because of improper contact with electrical power.

As part of the SRP Safety Connection, we offer the following information to promote safety for those who work around power lines.

Electrical safety video

"Contractor Beware" is a 15-minute videotape that provides power line safety basics that apply to the construction site. The video includes a real-life guide to power line safety as well as anecdotes about victims of electrical contacts and how jobsite accidents altered their lives.

The video also features information on:

  • understanding how electricity works
  • underground power line safety
  • overhead power line safety
  • using heavy equipment near a power line.

Electrical power line safety presentations

To help contractors reduce the risk of electricity-related accidents, SRP developed an electrical safety awareness program that focuses on working near underground or overhead electrical transmission and distribution systems. This free, one-hour program features an energized power line model that graphically demonstrates the effects of electrical contact.

This presentation also covers requirements of the Arizona Overhead Powerline Safety Law (ARS 40-360-41) and the Arizona Underground Utility Law (ARS 40-360.28) as well as requirements of the Arizona Blue Stake Law.

Electrical safety workshop presentation

This 14-minute video focuses on overhead and underground electrical safety. It was developed from presentations delivered at an SRP Electrical Safety Workshop and a joint utility workshop titled "Tree Trimming Safety." Although created for tree trimmers and landscapers, the video presentation will be helpful to anyone who works around overhead or underground electrical lines.

To request a free video or presentation, call SRP Safety Services at (602) 236-8117.

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