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Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week is a state-wide program designed to teach students about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Ausgrid attends Electricity Safety Week at school

Electricity Safety Week will be held in NSW primary schools on 6-10 September 2021.

The aim of Electricity Safety Week is to teach children to stay safe around electricity both at home and outdoors. The interactive program shows young people how electricity works, how to use it and how to stay safe around it. The teaching resources are supported by the NSW Department of Education and aligned with the NSW Science & Technology and PDHPE syllabuses for K-6. Electricity Safety Week is part of Ausgrid’s Public Electrical Safety Awareness Program. 

Registrations open soon for 2021

Registrations for Electricity Safety Week 2021 will open in June. For more information please email esw@primary-pr.com or call 02 9212 3888.


Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 and 6

We have developed an interactive Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 & 6 that aligns with outcomes in the NSW Science & Technology Stage 3 Syllabus. 

Explore our resources ahead of Electricity Safety Week which include:

  • Stage 3 lesson booklets – 11 lessons covering electrical circuits, electricity generation, energy, transformation of energy and complementary STEM design challenges. Download in 'Teaching Resources.'
  • Interactive whiteboard lessons – 4 lessons to complement the Stage 3 lesson booklet with embedded videos, virtual experiments, diagrams and content. Open lesson link to get started
  • Educational safety videos – series of 9 engaging videos available on Ausgrid's YouTube channel.

Social Stories Booklet

Download the Social Stories booklet to help students with learning challenges to understand electricity safety behaviours.