The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees
The City of Medicine Hat reminds companies working within the service area about the expectations regarding working near overhead power lines.
If work and operating equipment comes within 7 meters of an overhead power line the company must contact Electric Distribution to determine the voltage and establish the safe limit of approach distance as regulated by Alberta Electrical Utility Code 2-014 and OHS Code 225(1).
Limits of Approach
The City’s Electric Utility Department will determine the safe limits of approach and will discuss safety measures that must be taken to keep the workplace and all onsite workers safe. Please contact us to provide a detailed description of the work being carried out and the type of equipment required.
To assist workers to work safely when close to electrical lines and equipment and to reduce the number of accidental contacts with electrical equipment, we’ve provided the following links:
- Alberta Electrical Utility Safety Association (AEUSA)
- Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code
See Part 17, Overhead Power Lines (updated to June 1, 2018)
- Alberta Construction Safety Association
See Overhead Power Line Contact Awareness Presentation
- Occupational Health & Safety Code Explanation Guide 2009
Additional information can be obtained through the following links:
- Where’s The Line? (YouTube)
The City of Medicine Hat provides the information found on the above Public Safety pages for informational purposes only. The user or viewer of the information assumes all risk for the use of this site.