It’s never too early to spark an interest in electrical safety! Keep children safe by sharing these tips.
- Only plugs go into electrical outlets.
- Never put your fingers or anything else into an electrical outlet.
- Never pull out a plug by its cord.
- Keep electricity and water far apart.
- Don’t touch light switches or electric appliances when wet!
- Don’t use or plug in electrical devices near a bathtub, sink or pool.
- If you see broken cords or plugs, ask an adult to have them fixed.
- Never play near power lines or electrical equipment.
- Don’t fly kites by power lines.
- Don’t climb trees near power lines, either — you could get shocked!
- Never touch big, metal transformer boxes with warning signs.
- Never put anything in your toaster besides bread.
- Don’t climb the fence around an electrical substation.
- If a toy such as a ball or kite falls inside, tell an adult.
- Don’t swim or play outside during a thunderstorm.
Learn more about the most common home electrical hazards and ways to protect young children here.
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