Working around the house and yard: Beware of wires Iqaluit NU

In Québec, the spring and summer weather entices us to come out of our houses and take care of the thousand and one little repairs and improvements t ...

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Working around the house and yard: Beware of wires

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(NC)-In Québec, the spring and summer weather entices us to come out of our houses and take care of the thousand and one little repairs and improvements to the house and yard. Be that as it may, remember the watchword: BE VIGILANT. Keep your eyes on the electric wires that surround your property.

Never work within three metres (ten feet) feet from electric wires. You could be risking your life. If tree branches and leaves hid the wires, call Hydro-Québec. The primary source of electric accidents is the do-it-yourselfer who attempts to clear growth from around electric wires. Consult the experts to find out how you can make your workplace safer.

Furthermore, if your construction / renovation project (siding, roofing, chimney sweeping) requires you to hire third parties, you must instruct them to maintain a minimum clearance of three metres (ten feet) from the electric wires at all times. This means that the temporary storage of supplies and/or equipment within the security zone is also strictly prohibited. This Hydro-Québec Guideline must be scrupulously observed.

Do you intend to install a parabolic antenna? We strongly recommend that you contact a specialist for the purpose. However, if you decide to do the job yourself, remember that if the wind catches in your antenna and carries it towards the electric wires, DO NOT TRY TO STOP IT. Otherwise the contact of the antenna with the electric wires could cause you a serious electrical shock, and may even electrocute you. REMEMBER, it is strictly forbidden to install a parabolic antenna on a Hydro-Québec pole. You could be held responsible for any damage caused by any such unauthorized installation.

In short: Watch out for the wires, and call Hydro-Québec.

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