Safety outdoors

We all like to play outside, but there are electrical hazards that we need to know about. Electricity poles and wires are all around us. They can be above us, next to us, and even below us. Whenever you can, play in open spaces away from electricity poles, towers and powerlines.

  • If you fly a kite and it gets caught in the overhead powerlines, live electricity could travel down the string and seriously hurt you. So be careful!
  • Never climb a tree that is near powerlines. Look up before you climb!
  • After a storm if you see some fallen powerlines, stay well clear of them. There is a strong chance they are still "alive".