Distractions can be deadly. Outdoor work is rewarding but it can also be deadly. Before you start any outdoor work, locate powerlines. Be especially aware of powerlines that may be hidden by trees.
Always be aware of your surroundings. You do not have to touch a powerline to get a deadly shock. Electricity can jump or "arc" to you or your tools if you get too close. Have someone watch to make sure you and your tools stay at least three metres (10 feet) back from powerlines.