Member safety is important to us. Below are some links to important information to help keep you and your family safe.
When a storm knocks out power for extended periods of time, many of those affected turned to backup generators to help keep food safe, lights on, and safety and medical equipment operating. However, only a small percentage of generators are hooked up or used correctly.
Before You Dig
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT! Here's what you need to know first: Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.
In TCEC's ongoing effort to educate our community about electricity, we offer safety programs for children and adults alike. Student programs can be scheduled any time during the school year. Adult demonstrations are offered for organizations or work places.
Grain Bin Clearance
Safety is the first consideration on any job at TCEC. It’s probably top of mind for construction crews and contractors when putting up new structures on farms too. One often-overlooked safety consideration is the power line clearance required for grain bins.
Tree limbs that cross electrical wires can lead to blinks, outages and downed wires. Tri-County Electric contracts with a local tree service from Beaver, Okla., to maintain its right of way. These crews systematically inspect our service territory year-round for trees that could pose a problem for the system or the safety of our members.
TCEC has a comprehensive internal safety program to help keep its lineworkers safe. Here are some things members can do to help our lineworkers stay safe on the job.