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Electricity Safety for Children
  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 DONT'S .......
  • Don't put fingers or objects into an electrical outlet, toaster, or any other appliance, even it it's 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 DOS .......
  • Do use plug covers in outlets.
  • 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 know to 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.