Category: Safety

Be Safe When Hunting

  Be Safe When Hunting Hunters have their sights on wild game when preparing for hunting season. A few moments devoted to safety can help prevent an accident with utility equipment. SafeElectricity.org urges hunters to take precautions and be aware of potential electrical hazards while hunting.   • Before leaving… Read More»

Local shelters for Hurricane Florence

Sept. 12, 2018 – 10:50 A.M. Known local shelters for Hurricane Florence as of Sept. 12, 2018 at 10:50 A.M.: Alamance County Lambs Chapel Haw River Opens Thursday at 10:00 am Caswell County None listed at this time. Durham County Bahama Ruritan Club 8202 Stagville Road Hillside High School 3727… Read More»

Piedmont Electric’s Community Safety Day 2018

Rougemont, NC (August 25, 2018) – More than 475 individuals gathered at the Orange County Speedway for Piedmont Electric’s annual Community Safety Day. The free event included electrical safety demonstrations, bucket truck rides from Piedmont Electric linemen as well as participation from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, Caldwell Fire Department,… Read More»

Call 811 before you dig

Remember to call 811 before you dig! One of the most potentially hazardous situations in residential areas, industrial plants and construction sites is accidental contact with underground electric power lines, natural gas lines, communication lines, and other utility services. You can avoid this problem by calling an underground line locating… Read More»

Prepare for summer storms

The summer months see more storms than any other season, so it’s important that both you and your family know how to stay safe during severe weather. That’s why we met with Robert Riley Jr., our vice president of operations, to discuss storm safety tips. What type of severe weather… Read More»

Right of Way Clearing: Frequently Asked Questions

Piedmont Electric recognizes that trees and other plants are beneficial to accenting our homes and beautifying our communities. However, trees growing in the wrong place can be dangerous. Here to explain the importance of tree and vegetation clearing is Jerry Phelps, Right of Way Supervisor at Piedmont Electric. Jerry is… Read More»

Keeping our Linemen Safe

Meet some of our linemen (left to right) Jonathan, Donald and Dale, who make safety their top priority. While linemen love their jobs and cannot imagine doing anything else, they have one primary goal: to come home safely to their loved ones at the end of the day. By setting… Read More»

National Electrical Safety Month

Every May, electric cooperatives across the country celebrate Electrical Safety Month. Raising awareness about the importance of electrical safety is more essential than ever. This month’s feature article discusses some potential electrical hazards and how you can safeguard your home. Surge protectors are used to protect your computer and other… Read More»

Be Prepared for Weather-Related Emergencies

When the wind blows, will you and your family be prepared? Use these tips and checklists to make sure your home and vehicle are properly stocked and organized in the case of severe weather.