Contractor safety basics
- Call 811 or your local one-call center before you dig. When digging, stay at least 18 inches from marked utilities. More information on Call 811 for contractors.
- Keep vehicles, equipment and people at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
In an electrical emergency:
- If your equipment contacts a line, stay on the equipment and call 911.
- If a co-worker contacts a line, do not touch the injured person. Call 911.
- If you must get off your equipment, jump and land with both feet — do not touch the vehicle and ground at the same time. Shuffle away from the area.
In a natural gas emergency:
- Shut off all equipment.
- Remove ignition source and do NOT use electrical devices that may create a spark.
- Evacuate the area.
- Call 911 from a safe distance upwind.
Building a new home?
Visit our customer construction and remodeling page for instructions and forms.
Building a new commercial, industrial or multi-family building?
Please contact us at 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268) before completing these forms. We will send you a complete packet of information, including contact information for the construction associate who will assist you in this process.
Alliant Energy's Contractor Safety Handbook
Safety prequalification requirements
Alliant Energy has established a business relationship with ISNetworld to help our company objectively manage contractor safety prequalification requirements.
As a result, the majority of contractors performing physical work for Alliant Energy will be required to become subscribers to ISNetworld.
Learn about Alliant Energy's contractor safety prequalification requirements