Keep Power Poles Clear and our Lineworkers Safe

September 2020

Posted items on power poles are more than just an eyesore; they can be dangerous — even life-threatening — to our lineworkers. SVEC asks everyone to help keep poles clear.

  • Lineworker’s clamped safety boots can snag on staples and nails left in poles long after signs are gone.
  • Foreign objects can injure lineworkers or wear protective clothing, the first line of defense from electric shock.
  • Posted materials can distract drivers and degrade the quality and stability of wooden poles.

If you see poles or guy wires that have been damaged or disturbed in some way, please call an SVEC member service representative at (800) 447-4905.