Safety and Respect: Electricity

Electrical Safety

Electricity is one of the greatest discoveries that has contributed to our society, but it is also an incredibly powerful and dangerous force that must be understood and respected. The videos contained on this page will expose you to the realities of working with and around electricity, and teach you how to stay safe. Even if you are not entering into a career where you will work directly with electricity, there may be electrical hazards at your workplace. There may also be times where you will be working near or around power lines.

Whatever career you choose, understanding electricity may one day save your life.

ENMAX Hazardous Electrical Awareness Tutorial (H.E.A.T.)

ENMAX’s Hazardous Electrical Awareness Tutorial (H.E.A.T.) raises awareness of electrical safety basics when working around overhead and underground power lines. Understanding how electricity travels is an important first step in staying safe. This video tutorial is an excellent resource that explains how electricity travels, how to behave around electricity in order to stay safe, and what happens when these important steps are not followed.

Where’s The Line?

Tim Hamilton: electrocuted while raising a party tent at age 19

For more information on safe distances, visit

Live, Love, Learn, Repeat

Daniel Plexman: severely burned working as an electrical apprentice