Public Safety Programs
and public safety is Newfoundland Power’s top priority. We will not compromise community
safety and are continuously engaged in the development and implementation of public
safety education and awareness programs that
- Public Safety Education Awareness. Through the use of television, newspaper
and radio advertising as well as signage and direct mail initiatives, Newfoundland
Power delivers public safety and awareness messages on the hazards of electrical
equipment with particular emphasis on the following:
- Snowmobiling near power lines and guy wires
- High snow banks
- Dangerous ice on reservoirs
- Climbing poles and towers
- Entering substation yards
- Flying kites near power lines
- Using ladders near service drops and wires
- Trees growing into power lines
- Swimming in hydroelectric plant reservoirs
- Cutting trees near power lines
- Christmas lighting safety
Contractor Safety. Newfoundland Power requires that all construction and maintenance
contractors and subcontractors are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction
Safety Association and have achieved full Certificate of Recognition (COR) status
with that organization.
- Power Line Hazards Training. Newfoundland Power works in close partnership with the Workplace Health Safety & Compensation Commission (WHSCC) of Newfoundland and Labrador to educate boom and crane operators on the hazards associated with operating equipment near power lines.
- Firefighters Electrical Safety Seminars
Our fire training seminars educate firefighters about the importance of electrical safety. For nearly 25 years, we have provided firefighters
with training in:
- safely controlling electrical fires.
- who to contact in case of an electrical fire.
- identifying and avoiding electrical fire hazards.
Community Safety Program
Children, parents and educators can visit our KidZone website to learn about electrical
safety. KidZone is an interactive site offering experiments, games and information
that is both educational and fun. It is a great tool that can be used by kids independently
at home or by teachers in a classroom setting. Children
and members of community groups also learn about electrical safety through
High Line Hazard Kit. Newfoundland
Power retirees visit schools and community groups
across the island, teaching electrical safety. The High Line
Hazard Kit demonstrates
potential hazards in and around the home in a fun and interactive way.
For more information about
our electrical safety programs, please contact Newfoundland
Power at 737-2802 or 1-800-663-2802.