At FortisAlberta safety is our number one priority. It is important to know how you can stay safe at home, work, school and on the farm. Call us at 310-WIRE (9473) if you spot a downed power line, contact a line or have any questions about power line safety.

Downed Power Lines

If your vehicle has been involved in an accident with an electrical pole or transformer:

  • Be cautious. Assume the vehicle and anything touching it is energized.
  • Do not move or exit. Stay inside until help arrives unless there is a fire.
  • In the event of a fire jump with both feet together. Never contact the ground and your vehicle at the same time.



Farm Safety

It's easy to forget to watch for power lines especially on your own land or when transporting equipment.

The growing size of farm equipment, road conditions and even weather can impact safe power line clearances. Know the height of your equipment and remember to plan for safety by looking up, down and all around.

If you are unsure of how close you can get to a power line, call us at 310-WIRE (9473).

Download your power line safety plan



Power Line Clearances and Moving High Loads

Power Line Clearances
Find out what the maximum height your equipment can be to pass safely under power lines.

Moving High Loads
Moving high loads that exceed the height of powerlines requires meticulous planning and coordination. Learn more and submit a high load request here.



Power Line Safety for Workers

No matter what industry you are in, if you are required to work near overhead or underground power lines and equipment, you need to consider the potential hazards as part of your safe work plan.

To arrange a site orientation or a safety presentation for your team, and for any other questions related to working near power lines, please call us at 310-WIRE (9473).




Locate Underground Power Lines

Know where the lines are in just a few clicks. Submit your line locate request three days in advance of planned work at



Around Home

General Home Safety
Space Heating Safety
Holiday Safety
Home Generator Safety
Tree Trimming
Lightning Safety



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