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Electric Safety

The two short videos below demonstrate the importance of being safe around electrical equipment.




Clarke Electric Cooperative is concerned about the safety of our employees, member-owners and general public.  We are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits as well as the dangers of electricity. Here are just a few safety tips to keep in mind when you're around electricity: 


Downed Power Lines
  • Stay away from the power lines.
  • Never touch anything or anyone that's touching it.
  • If the wire is touching a vehicle that you're inside, wait for help.
  • If you must get out, jump clear and don't touch the ground and vehicle at the same time.
  • Shuffle, don't run.
  • Get indoors if you can.
  • If you can't get oindoors, go to low ground and crouch down.
  • Don't use electrical appliances or the telephone.
  • Stay away from water for bathing or swimming while lightning is occuring.
  • Avoid trees and other tall or metal objects.
Kites Never fly kites in storms or near utility lines. 
Overhead Wires If you are climbing a tree or using a ladder outside, be sure no wires run through or near the tree or near the ladder.
Water Keep electrical appliances and toys away from water, including rain, wet ground, swimming pools, sprinklers and hoses. 
Conductors of Electricity
  • Metal
  • Water and wet things
  • Trees
  • People




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