South Central Indiana REMC linemen take their work seriously but make safety issues fun. Power line safety is one of the most serious and deadly issues a utility lineman has to face, and it affects people in the community who may come in contact with live power wires. You must always presume power lines are live whether they are on utility poles or lying on the ground.
Never touch a power line. Momentary contact can injure or kill people. This is the message that more than 1,000 Mooresville elementary students received during the presentations by SCI REMC linemen. During the REMC safety demonstration, school children learn how to be safe and avoid contact with power lines or items that may be in contact with power lines. Glass characters filled with neon gas that glows when they come in contact with miniature power lines are used in the demonstration. These characters allow the students to see the path that electricity travels through the body, which is important in learning about how electricity can injure a person.
Joe Banfield, Chris Chafin, Donnie Taylor, and Paul Mulvehill, linemen from South Central Indiana REMC are taking this safety program on the road. Schools, scouting organizations, churches, and even first responder emergency organizations have all expressed an interest in the program.
The SCI safety program is typically 30 minutes to an hour long.
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