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Safety Smart

Safety Smart

At Oncor, keeping customers safe around electric lines and equipment is a top priority. Oncor’s Safety Smart program offers residents important messages and valuable tips for year-long electrical safety. Following are our top three tips to keep you, your family and friends prepared and safe along with links to videos for viewing:

Make a storm safety kit – Bad weather can happen any time. A storm kit is helpful when an electrical outage occurs and should include the following:

  • Flashlight
  • Bottled water
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Pen and paper
  • Extra batteries
  • Storm safety card (a listing of the outage number to call 888.313.4747 and the ESI ID number found on your electric bill as well as safety tips)

Create a home safety checklist – Make a list of common indoor and outdoor electrical hazards, so you’re aware of potential dangers that could be addressed before they become serious problems.

Beware of power lines – Contact with power lines can seriously injure or even kill someone. Teach your family, especially children, to beware of downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, leave the area immediately and call 911. Do not touch the power line or anything else touching it, as the line could still be energized.​

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