Outage Safety

Keep your business and employees safe during outages

Safety Steps

Here a few safety steps to help prevent injury to employees or damage to your equipment during an outage:

  • Unplug motor-driven appliances and sensitive electronic equipment such as computers, printers and copiers in order to avoid an electrical overload when power returns.
  • Make sure heat-producing equipment has been switched off or unplugged before you leave the building. If such equipment comes back on when power is restored and employees are out of the building, it could cause a fire.
  • Report outages and downed wires to Jackson EMC.
  • Treat all downed power lines as dangerous.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about preparing for outages and protecting your business during a power outage, contact your Commercial and Industrial Representative.