It is critical that we practice good safety around power lines, whether at work or around our homes. When raising or positioning metal ladders, pool skimmers or scaffolds, first check the area for overhead lines. Also, be sure there aren't power lines running through or near trees if you are trimming branches.

SAM Installing Antenna GraphicIf you're installing an antenna, whether for radio, television or CB use, watch for overhead electric lines. Keep a safe distance, at least one and a half to two times the height of the antenna and mast assembly, between the power line and your antenna. Always prepare before starting work by becoming aware of all the lines around you. Plan the installation based on this knowledge. If you lose control of an antenna, and it begins to fall toward power lines, let it go.