SRP Offers Free Electrical Safety Workshop
Event Helps Tree Workers, Landscapers, Excavators Avoid Danger
SRP is sponsoring a FREE Electrical Safety Workshop to educate individuals who work in landscaping, tree trimming, excavating, roofing, HVAC, painting or any construction-related industry.
This workshop includes live demonstrations and covers the potential hazards of coming in contact with overhead and underground power lines, which run throughout Valley neighborhoods.
Instruction will be in English with Spanish translation available.
The following topics will be covered: job briefing assessments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tree trimming equipment checks, step and touch potential, trench safety, road safety, Arizona 811 and more.
Participants must be 18 years or older. The workshop includes full hot breakfast and a chance to win raffle prizes. Employers may register up to 20 current employees at one time.
Registration deadline is February 21.
WHEN / WHERE:
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 29.
PERA Training and Conference Center, 1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe.
Breakfast is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Every year, professional tree trimmers, landscapers, roofers, painters and excavators are killed or seriously injured in tree-trimming and excavation accidents with electrical contact. Workers operate dangerous equipment and are vulnerable to serious injuries when working near overhead and underground electric lines and other utilities.
SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.