Electrical safety for kids

Electrical safety for kids

Electricity equipment is designed and installed to the highest standards and is safe if left alone.

Playing around a compound or pylon can be extremely dangerous as high voltage electricity can jump through the air.

Please remind children:

  • not to build dens that might interfere with an electrical substation
  • not to retrieve a ball or object that may end up in a substation compound
  • keep clear of the yellow symbol meaning ‘danger of death’
  • not to use steel pylons as climbing frames
  • to look out for overhead lines before fishing or flying kites
  • to avoid leisure activities such as fishing or flying kites around overhead lines.

Further information:

Our safety video, 'So what you gonna do?', aims to teach children about the dangers of electricity, and will be shown in schools across the North West as part of our educational programmes.