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Every day electrical safety

Electricity is such an important and common part of our daily lives that we often forget how powerful and dangerous it can be when handled improperly or carelessly.

Unfortunately, improper use of electricity is the cause of many injuries and deaths each year, and sadly most of those are preventable. In fact, human error is the cause of over 80 percent of all electrocution deaths in Ontario.

It is also important to educate young children about the dangers of electricity since over half of all electrical injuries in Ontario involve children under the age of 10.

Electrical Safety Handbook

However, electricity is safe when treated with care and respect. Our Electrical Safety Handbook provides straight facts about electricity and offers safety tips for your household.  We encourage you to download the handbook and prepare your family with the tools needed to practice safety first on a daily basis.

Download the Handbook

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Downed Power Lines

High winds or accumulation of ice and/or snow can weigh down power lines and cause them to come down.

Report a problem

To report a downed wire, broken pole or any damage to our electricity system, please call Canadian Niagara Power at 1-844-501-9473 (WIRE)

Downed powerline safety

Safety is our priority. Make it yours too!

  • Downed wires should always be considered energized or "live", and extremely dangerous.
  • Do not approach or drive over a downed power line and do not touch anything it may be in contact with.
  • If a downed power line falls on a vehicle, passengers should stay in the vehicle until help arrives.
  • Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers associated with powerline,​​​​​,

Holiday Safety

Spring and Summer Safety