Public Safety 

Hands Off Electric Systems 

Hands off electrical systems. Remember that even low-voltage electric shock is potentially fatal. To avoid this risk, keep away from electrical equipment and systems.

  • Never attempt to disconnect electrical services. This can be an extremely dangerous, even deadly, mistake.
  • Never cut service wires or power lines.
  • Never attempt to remove electrical meters. This is extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury or death.
  • Never attempt to open or enter a manhole or vault until you are sure it has been deenergized.
  • Never touch or attempt to move power lines. Remember, your protective gear does not insulate you against electric shock. In dealing with electrical systems, employ a hands-off policy and call NIPSCO.