Will you be doing work near power lines? Take precautions.

If you are planning to carry out roof work, tree pruning or any other work at height, take the time in advance to check for the presence of electrical distribution lines nearby.

No matter the activity, it is very important to always maintain a distance of at least three metres from any outdoor electrical distribution lines. When certain work must to be carried out closer than 3m to an electric wire, it is possible to have temporary power line protectors installed to protect workers.

Find out everything you need to know before carrying out work at height. Consult the Hydro Westmount page Power line protectors for safety advice, and to know when and how to make a request for power line protectors. If requesting them, plan for a 2- to 4-week period prior to beginning the work.