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17/02/15: Children urged to stay safe this holiday

Danger of death signs on electricity substations and electricity poles are there for a reason. That’s the stark message from Electricity North West this half-term. Mark Williamson operations director for Electricity North West warning of people of the dangers of electricity 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.

Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said: “The electricity network includes thousands of substations and miles of overhead power lines and poles across the North West.

“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. Danger of death sign

“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. If you are playing in a field with overhead power lines then keep your distance.”

To help highlight the dangers around electricity, parents and guardians can show children Electricity North West’s safety video ‘So what you gonna do?’ or visit for more information.

To report any safety concerns call us immediately on 0800 195 4141. Our customer advisors are available 24/7.

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