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Electrical Hazards are Present Indoors and Out
Whether indoors or outdoors, Safe Electricity encourages families and caregivers to learn about electrical safety and to use that information to educate their youngsters about the threat of electric shock.
“At this time of year children are often restless and bored from being cooped up inside during the winter. This might inspire them to be just as curious and adventurous indoors as they are outside,” Safe Electricity Executive Director Molly Hall said. “Luckily there are some really affordable and convenient ways to make a home less hazardous.”
Safe Electricity recommends investing in the following measures to protect your loved ones:
Safe Electricity strongly recommends not trying to do this yourself.
Nonetheless, safety outdoors is always a concern. Make sure everyone in the family knows to stay away from downed power lines and wires, and tell children to report any fallen or dangling wires to an adult. Always assume that any power line is fully charged and stay far away. Call your local electric company immediately if you or your child encounters a downed power line.
"Its a good idea to include utility emergency numbers with other posted emergency phone numbers, and instruct children how to call for help in an emergency,” advises Hall.