Children are naturally curious and most don’t know about the dangers of electricity.
By applying some of the practices mentioned below and sharing these tips with your kids, you can help them play it safe around electricity, both indoors and outdoors.
When you're indoors:
Use plastic outlet protectors, or better yet – use outlets with swiveling face covers to prevent objects from being inserted.
Don’t plug too many cords into a surge protector.
Never yank an electrical cord from the wall.
Never touch a worn, frayed or damaged electrical cord.
When you're outdoors:
Never fly kites, drones, or other remote controlled toys near power lines.
Stay away from power lines, meters, pad-mounted transformers and electrical boxes.
Never climb trees near power lines.
Don’t touch or go near downed power lines
If you get something stuck in a power line,
call Jackson EMC at 1-800-462-3691.