Help Keep Our Technicians Safe
Whether they're reading meters or working to repair downed wires, the dedicated technicians of PSE&G face multiple hazards while working in the field.
Here's how you can help keep them safe when they're working on your property or in your community.
Slow Down Near Work Crews
For your own safety and for the safety of our workers, please slow down when you see PSE&G employees working in the street, and be attentive to traffic control devices.
Follow directions given by our flaggers. Their job is to control the flow of traffic and keep everyone safe. Please respect barrier devices such as traffic cones. They are the only things standing between your vehicle and our workers. If you are walking, jogging, or riding your bike, treat the traffic cones like you are driving a car and follow the detour provided.
If a technician needs to enter your home, dogs should be kept in a room with the door closed, away from where our employees will be working. Dogs may also be secured in a kennel cage. Make sure family members know why the dog is secured during the service call to avoid an accidental escape!
Holding or securing your dog with a leash is not considered an appropriate solution.
Make Sure Equipment and Meters Are Accessible
We ask that you keep our equipment well-lit and clutter-free. Please notify us of hazardous conditions at your location, such as loose steps or railings. Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed away from meters, utility poles, and other electrical equipment.
Keep in mind that first responders may need to quickly access your equipment during emergencies. Don’t build enclosures, decks, porches, or similar structures over or around your meter.
Make sure that the path leading to your meter or appliance is safe and properly lit, especially the stairs.
Keep the areas around your meter and appliances free and clear of clutter.
Be Aware of Weather
If you're expecting a PSE&G employee during the winter months, please clear a path to your home. Don't forget to clear your front steps as well.
Please remove snow and ice from your outdoor meters and other equipment before our workers arrive. Utility meters should be cleared using a broom, not a shovel, to avoid damage.
Summer months can bring over 120 degree temperatures in attic or loft spaces! If you are expecting a PSE&G employee for an air conditioner service call in your attic, we may require an early morning or evening appointment to complete the servicing work.