The Grays Harbor PUD ARC Demonstration Trailer is ready to make its debut. Decked out in new signs and equipment, the trailer will bring power lines and transformers down to eye level at the Grays Harbor County Fair and safety demonstrations around Grays Harbor. As a working replica of a PUD electrical system, the trailer will allow PUD crews to show why caution and safety are needed when working around power lines.
“We can tell people to be safe around power lines but believe me, seeing what can happen when you’re not careful is a much stronger message,” said Safety and Environmental Director Dale Benner.
The ARC Trailer will be a central part of the PUD’s Grays Harbor County Fair booth with multiple demonstrations planned for each day of the fair. In the months that follow, the trailer will be available for displays at local schools and facilities to show children, contractors and first responders what happens when everyday objects like kites, ladders and saws come into contact with active power lines.
Organizations interested in scheduling an arc trailer demonstration should contact the Grays Harbor PUD Safety Director at (360) 538-6248.