When working with ladders or long tools:
Stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines carrying up to 50 kV.
When cranes and derricks are used in construction:
Keep the crane boom and load at least 20 feet away from lines up to 350 kV and 50 feet away from lines greater than 350 kV but at or less than 1,000 kV. Always assume the line is energized, and allow nothing closer unless you have confirmed with Delmarva Power that the line has been de-energized. If voltage is unknown, contact Delmarva Power before work begins.
As voltage increases, clearance distances also increase.
Contact Delmarva Power to verify line voltage if needed, and consult the OSHA regulations at www.osha.gov for specific clearance requirements.
Clearly mark boundaries.
Use tape, signs, or barricades to keep workers and equipment the required distance away.
If you are in doubt about line voltages, clearance requirements, or how to work safely near power lines, contact Delmarva Power.