Honor Electrical Safety Month
Every May, we celebrate Electrical Safety Month. It’s a time when we place a spotlight on ways we keep you, our members, safe.
This year, we’re focusing on how to keep safe after a storm rolls through. No matter the type of weather or damage to electrical equipment and infrastructure, resulting safety hazards are generally the same.
To stay safe after a major storm or natural disaster strikes, Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative urges you to develop a family action plan. Designate a place for everyone to meet after an event. Map out ways to evacuate your home. Create a laminated card with emergency contact names and numbers for each family member. Consider listing a relative or friend who lives far from your community as the point of contact—if your family gets separated, that person can let others know who is safe.
And don’t forget pets in your family action plan—many rescue shelters will not accept pets after a catastrophe of some sort, so it’s important to decide beforehand where Fido or Tabby can take up residence for a while.
It’s not hard to understand why safety remains a top priority for SVEC—working around electricity is a life-or-death situation every day for many of our employees. As a result, we work hard to instill a culture of safety that our folks can take home with them and live 24/7.
We also strive to raise safety awareness among Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative members. Look for safety tips in our bill insert member newletter and/or in the Tennessee Magazine each month, and check our website, www.svalleyec.com, for more information. You may also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/svalleyec.
With the one year anniversary of the deadly tornadoes of April 27, 2011 still fresh on your mind, pledge to honor Electrical Safety Month by fashioning an emergency action plan for your family today. Learn more about weathering storms safely at www.ready.gov.