There's no safer energy source than electricity, when it is properly used. Keep these rules in mind, and always follow them:
- Stay away from REC equipment and from trucks where crews are working on lines.
- Stay away and keep others away from fallen power lines (including telephone and cable TV lines). Call REC immediately if you see downed lines.
- Keep all objects away from power lines. Ladders, antennas, and kites can be fatal when they contact a "hot" power line.
- Never touch a person who is in contact with a live power line.
- Plant trees away from overhead power lines and underground transformers.
- Don't build or construct anything under overhead power lines.
- When you see our crews and equipment along roadsides, slow down and proceed with care.
- If someone comes to your home as an REC employee, ask for identification, and look for our logo on the familiar yellow vehicle.