Many of us are shopping online more than ever. But with that comes an almost limitless number of sellers looking for your money and offering low prices for a variety of electrical products.
Keeping you safe
We all rely on our phones to stay in touch with family and friends. Here are some tips to keep your phone charged when the power goes out.
The reasons for outages vary, and depending on the damage, the time it takes to safely restore power also varies.
Whether it’s a tool, appliance or computer, safe use of any type of electrical equipment can prevent an electrical fire.
Your power can go off at any moment. Most outages are short, but as we saw last October after an unseasonable snowstorm, a severe weather event can knock out power for several days over wide areas.
Farm accidents can cause severe injuries, death, and damage to property and livestock. Most accidents are preventable.
Manitoba Hydro wants to keep you safe. Remember, even a little current can kill. If you feel a shock while using an electric tool, safely discard it the first time it shocks you — the next time you may not be so lucky.
On June 3, a construction worker was rushed to Pinawa Hospital in stable condition with electrical burns after he was shocked by 7,200 volts.
If you’re planning a home project that involves digging – fence post holes, planting shrubs, installing a sprinkler system, or putting in a flower bed – first find out if there are any underground natural gas and electrical lines.
Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money. They’re even taking advantage of the pandemic by preying on people’s fears – threatening to turn your power off within half an hour if you don’t pay immediately.