The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees
Use of electricity and gas are important parts of our daily lives and the dangers associated with these utilities must be respected.
Electricity always seeks the easiest path to ground (the earth). When the human body becomes that path, injury or death may occur. Awareness and appropriate action can prevent electrical injuries.
Additional information can be obtained through the following links:
- Where’s The Line? (External Link)
- Where’s The Line? (YouTube)
- Guidelines for Working in Proximity to CoMH Powerlines (pdf)
Locally, the Electric Utility sub-department has been providing an in-school safety program since the early 1980’s called “Hazard Hamlet”, where students receive a classroom demonstration on electrical safety. Contact us to book your demonstration.
- Electricity, The Silent Killer Safety Video (You Tube)
Use the links below to take you to the following sections for more information:
- Working Near Electrical Equipment
- Downed Power Lines
- Electrical Accident
- Electrical Hazards
- Tree Safety
- Safety Tips
Natural Gas is used to heat our homes by powering furnaces, fireplaces and water heaters. It also powers stoves, clothes dryers and barbeques. A pungent, rotten egg smell is your indication of a Natural Gas leak. Ensure you take the necessary steps to report a natural gas leak.
The City of Medicine Hat provides the information found on these Public Safety pages for informational purposes only. The user or viewer of the information assumes all risk for the use of this site.