What is a safe distance to stay from overhead power lines?
Look up and be aware with any outdoor activities like flying kites, climbing trees, using ladders or cutting branches.
Remember to keep a safe distance of 3 to 6 metres.
How far must you stay from a downed power line?
If you see a downed power line caused by a storm or accident, maintain a distance of 10 metres or more and report it to Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.
If a power line comes down on your vehicle, what do you do?
If you're in a vehicle and an overhead power line comes down on top of it, stay inside and call 9-1-1.
If there's a fire and the vehicle has a power line on top of it, what do you do?
Leave the vehicle immediately. Jump out with your feet together so that you don't touch the ground and vehicle at the same time — This is called the "bunny hop".
Do you need to contact Ontario One Call every time you dig?
Yes. No matter how big or how small the digging project, it is a legal requirement to obtain underground cable locates every time.