Practical ways to instill the lessons of electricity and safety
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.