Natural curiosity can lead to serious electrical accidents. Find out what you should do and what you shouldn't do to keep you and your friends safe.
The Big DON'Ts .......
- Don't put fingers or objects into an electrical outlet, toaster, or any other appliance, even it is off.
- Don't use appliances and appliance cords near bathtubs and sinks.
- Don't climb trees near power lines.
- Don't fly kites or balloons around power lines. Electricity can travel down the strings of kites or balloons that become tangled in power lines and can cause fire or shock.
- Don't ever try to remove anything from a power line. If you see something stuck in a power line, contact electricity call center (1912).
The Big DO'S .......
- Do use outlet plug covers.
- Do only use balloons or kites in open areas, away from overhead lines. Keep metallic balloons indoors, as they are highly conductive.
- Do tell an adult to call the power company if a toy gets into power lines or a substation. Never retrieve the toy yourself. An adult should call the power company to remove the toy.
- Do stay away from places where you see "Danger - High Voltage", "Warning - High Voltage" and
"Caution - High Voltage" signs.
- Do stay away from power lines, substations, and pad-mounted transformers, which look like short, metal storage cabinets on cement slabs.