Overhead Power Systems
The most important things you can do to protect yourself are:
- Verify the height of your load before you begin to move/work. If you are moving an over height load on public roads, you will need to investigate our high load requirements.
- Note the location of overhead lines, even if you will just be moving equipment around the farm. Line heights can vary depending on the weather and age of the lines. Keep your distance from power lines by maintaining the 7 meter safe zone.
- Know that vegetation near power lines may also be a hazard.
- Piling of material (bales, dirt, gravel etc) should not be located under power lines, which will reduce the clearances.
DO NOT attempt to measure the existing power lines
Please contact the Blue Mountain Power Co-op if you have any questions.