Leisure and electricity
Accidents can happen when you are enjoying their leisure time; for example when playing, sailing, fishing, camping or flying kites. Dangerous situations can occur in proximity to power lines with certain objects.
Playing safe - sports and games
Stay away, stay alive
Play ball games and any other related activities well away from substations.
If your ball or any other associated play equipment falls inside a substation:
- never try to retrieve it yourself, even if it looks to be in reach
- never try to poke anything through the fence to reach your ball
- never attempt to scale or climb a fence that boundaries a substation site
- please remember even damp sticks can conduct electricity.
For more information and advice on avoiding electricity danger during leisure activities, download our information leaflet below.