Electric Safety for Kids! - NEC Coop
May 13, 2020
DON’T plug a bunch of stuff into one outlet or extension cord.
It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a fire.
DO make sure all electric cords are tucked out of the way.
Pets might chew on electrical cords, and people might trip and fall.
DON’T ever play near or on a green transformer box or climb the fence around an electrical substation.
If a ball or pet gets inside the fence, ask an adult to call your electric company – they’ll come and get it out for you.
DON’T yank an electrical cord from the wall.
Instead, pull from the plug. Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug or the outlet.
DON’T fly anything like drones or kites near power lines or substations.
A kite and its string may conduct electricity – sending it right through you to the ground.
DO ask an adult for help when you need to use something that uses electricity.
DO look up and look out for power lines before you climb a tree.
The electricity can go right through the tree branch – and right through you
DO have an adult put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets.
Covering outlets will also help save energy by stopping cold drafts.
DO watch out for power lines when using a ladder, chainsaw or other outdoor equipment.
DO keep electrical stuff away from water.
Most electrical accidents around the house happen when people use electricity near water
– From your electricity company in Texas, NEC Co-op Energy