Whether it’s a tool, appliance or computer, safe use of any type of electrical equipment can prevent an electrical fire.
Keeping you safe
Your power can go off at any moment. Most outages are short, but as we saw in the October 2019 storm, 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.
Manitoba Hydro’s latest safety public service announcements feature our Public Safety and Education Coordinator Linda Carter providing safety tips for working and living around your home during the pandemic.
Many of us are lonely. We’re also anxious about the future.
The uncertainty of what will happen, distraction and fatigue mean we might not pay attention to what we normally would. That’s why it’s vital to take an extra moment to make sure your home and family are safe.