CenterPoint EnergyElectric Transmission and Distribution
Safety Guidelines for Contractors

Electricity is a powerful and potentially deadly source of energy. Everyone should take precautions when working near or with electric power lines.

If equipment becomes energized by contact with a power line, call CenterPoint Energy immediately at 713-207-2222.
Remember this basic rule: don’t touch a power line or allow an object to come in contact with a power line.
Power, phone, gas, water and sewer lines all run underground, possibly directly in the path of your construction crew.
Before starting any construction activity, always check for power lines.
To schedule a safety program at your construction site, industrial plant, or fire department, call CenterPoint Energy at 713-945-6707.
CenterPoint Energy employees are specially trained to perform their jobs safely by applying basic safety principles, especially around high voltage electric lines. You should do the same.