Prac­ti­cal ways to in­still the lessons of elec­tric­ity and safety

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

Par­ents, talk to your kids about elec­tri­cal safety. • Fly kites and model planes in open fields away from power lines.

• Use only plain string for kite lines. Wire and cords con­tain­ing me­tal threads could pose a shock haz­ard if they ac­ci­den­tally touch power lines.

• If a kite or model air­plane be­comes en­tan­gled in a power line, never try to re­trieve it. Call New­found­land Power for as­sis­tance.

• Be sure to teach chil­dren the mean­ing of dan­ger and haz­ard signs and to never tam­per with guy wires, in­su­la­tors or other elec­tri­cal equip­ment.

• Also, tell your chil­dren about the dan­gers of climb­ing elec­tri­cal poles or en­ter­ing sub­sta­tion yards. Climb­ing a sub­sta­tion fence or util­ity pole can re­sult in se­ri­ous in­jury or death.

• Do not try to re­trieve a ball, or other toy, from in­side a sub­sta­tion fence. Call NF Power for as­sis­tance.

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