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26/10/2012: Children urged to stay safe this holiday

Danger of death signs on electricity substations are there for a reason. That’s the stark message from Electricity North West this half-term.

The power company, which operates the region’s electricity network, is urging parents and children to heed the warning signs and stay away.

Vincent Cranny, head of health, safety and environment for Electricity North West, said: “The electricity network includes thousands of substations across the North West, from small brick buildings to large fenced compounds.

“They all have yellow danger of death signs on them. The electricity equipment is designed and installed to the highest standards and it is safe if left alone. So we’re reminding everyone to keep out.

“If a ball or other object ends up in a substation compound children should be reminded to leave it there and not be tempted to reach it. They can call us and we’ll get it for them safely.”

For more information please visit www.enwl.co.uk/staysafe or call us on 0800 195 4141.

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