AJAX, ON – May 17, 2021 – The safety and well-being of Elexicon Energy’s employees and customers is very important and this week we are raising awareness about Powerline Safety Week May 17 – 22.
As the weather gets warmer and people are venturing outside to do spring cleaning, yard work and landscaping or renovation projects, we ask everyone to be aware of the nearby powerlines. Overhead powerlines should always be considered hazardous. Residents should always be cautious when working near powerlines, staying three metres away and carrying tall items such as ladders sideways to avoid accidentally touching a powerline.
To keep everyone safe, we encourage residents to be mindful during Powerline Safety Week and throughout the year. It’s always better to call Elexicon Energy beforehand to ensure work areas are safe.
“Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it,” says Jeff Lavelle, Health & Safety Field Supervisor. “We encourage everyone to contact Elexicon Energy when in doubt, to keep their families and neighbourhoods safe.”
Powerline Safety Week is also a great opportunity to thank all the Elexicon Energy linepersons who brave inclement weather, navigate through hard to access locations and dangerous situations to maintain and restore power to your home and throughout our communities.
“As a lineperson the safety and well-being of the community and our team is our top priority,” says Ryan Brown, Lineperson (Ajax/Pickering). “That is why Powerline Safety Week is so important. It also feels good to know that every time we are able to restore power to customers we are making a positive impact in our community.”
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Elexicon Energy powers life’s most meaningful moments. As the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario, our vision is to empower the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. We provide over 171,000 residential and business customers with reliable and affordable energy services. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at elexiconenergy.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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