Spring Project Safety Tips

Posted on Mar 16 2024 in Kosciusko REMC

As the chill of winter fades away and the warmth of spring beckons, many of us eagerly anticipate the chance to tackle outdoor projects around our homes. However, amidst the excitement of springtime activities, it’s crucial to prioritize safety, particularly when it comes to working around electricity. Here are some essential safety tips to ensure your spring home projects are not only successful but also free from hazards.


  • Don’t trim trees that are within 10 feet of a power line — only trained and experienced line-clearance tree trimmers should handle those jobs.
  • Before climbing a tree, inspect the limbs to assess their strength and stability.
  • Wear appropriate fall protection.
  • Don’t climb if you are carrying tools in your hands.


  • Don’t work outside with electrical devices when it’s damp. Keep devices and cords away from water.
  • Use extension cords that are designated for outdoor use.
  • Check for frayed cords, broken plugs, and cracked or broken housing. Don’t use devices that are damaged.
  • Keep waterproof covers on outdoor outlets when not in use.

Finally, before you grab those shovels and start digging for any outdoor projects, remember the importance of calling 811 beforehand. This simple step ensures that you avoid underground utility lines, preventing potential damage and ensuring the safety of your community. We hope all your spring home projects for 2024 are safe and successful!