Did you know it is illegal to post garage-sale signs on utility poles?
Some linemen find signs, deer stands, basketball hoops and satellite dishes — to name a few items — attached to utility poles. Attaching items to poles deteriorates them faster and creates a work hazard for linemen, who can be killed or injured if a staple or nail pokes a hole in their gloves.
Linemen must remove items attached to power poles before they can climb a pole, so it slows the restoration process during outages.
Also, the public should never climb a power pole to attach items or for any other reason. Energized power lines can be deadly.
Learn about this and other electrical safety tips by watching this video.