Commitment to Safety

safety line demonstration instructorGulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently visited Deseret Ranch in Wewahitchka and attended West Florida Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting in Graceville to talk about electrical safety and linework.

The demonstration trailer, built by Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative employees, features working electrical equipment.

The presentation begins with an overview of the safety equipment lineworkers wear and use. Lineworkers demonstrate what happens when vegetation, a squirrel, balloon, kite string, ladder, fire hose and rubber boot contact an energized line.

An energized car door offers a powerful lesson on why you should not walk up and attempt to help someone in a car that has energized lines on it. Lineworkers demonstrate how to hop away from a vehicle with power lines on it if you absolutely must exit the vehicle.

The demonstration is available for local schools, fire departments, civic groups and other organizations. Presentations can be tailored for all ages. To book a visit, contact Kristin Douglas at (850) 265-3631, ext. 3002, or email Douglas.

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative took its live-line safety demonstration trailer to Deseret Ranch and West Florida Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting. The demonstration trailer, built by GCEC employees, helps educate community members of all ages about electrical safety.