Think Spring Electrical Safety

As you prepare for more outdoor activities this spring, Idaho Power is reminding customers of electrical spring safety tips to keep in mind.

  • Before plugging in tools to outdoor cords, inspect the cords to ensure there is no damage or fraying caused by winter weather.
  • If planning any yard work that requires digging, call 811 at least two business days prior; they will come out for free and mark any underground utility lines to avoid.
  • Look up! Check for power lines and other nearby electrical equipment. Stay at least 10 feet away. Be especially cautious when using ladders or other tall equipment. Also make sure sprinklers don’t spray power lines.
  • Talk to your kids about keeping kites, drones and other items away from power lines.

For farm workers: Look up for overhead lines as well, and never stack items under power lines. Learn more at

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Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist