ATCO Farm Safety Tips – Don’t bet the farm

Seeder contacting a power line.

If you gamble with power lines, it’s always a losing bet.

Before moving large equipment around lines, call us at 1-855-277-1670.

Also, be sure to:

1. Check equipment height. If you’re buying it new, confirm the height, update your GPS with any changes and consider your route to ensure you can cross safely under power lines. Exercise caution if equipment is higher than 4.1 metres.

2. Stay seven metres from power lines. Keep this in mind when operating grain augers or air seeders, or when lifting truck boxes or back hoes. 3. Stack and store wisely. Whether it’s a grain bin or bale storage, stack and store it seven metres away from power lines.

4. Plan ahead. Map your route and locate any overhead power lines. If you don’t know whether it’s safe to cross under or work near a line, call us for help: 1-855-277-1670.

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