Keeping your children safe is one of our highest priorities.
Test your safety know-how with this quick and simple quiz.
HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST
Use this checklist to search your home for safety hazards.
Lightning Safety w/ Safety Sadie
Cord & Outlet Safety w/ Safety Sadie
Outdoor Safety w/ Safety Sadie
Electrical Safety Tips for Kids
SAFETY & SAVINGS ACTIVITY SHEETS
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ELECTRICITY IS DANGEROUS
Accidentally contacting electricity or a power line can be dangerous and in some cases, even deadly. WCEC wants to help our members stay safe around electricity and power lines.
Contact with electricity can:
- Paralyze your muscles
- Burn you badly
- Stop your breathing
- Stop your heart
- Kill you
Keep a safe distance.
Whether you are playing outdoors with your children or working on landscaping projects, keep a safe distance from the power lines, pad mount transformers and other equipment used to get power to your home.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY
- Stay away from power lines, meters, transformers, and electrical boxes. Remember to look up when working with tall objects or on rooftops.
- Don’t climb trees near power lines. Never fly kites, remote control airplanes, drones or balloons near power lines. If you get something stuck in a power line, call your local utility.
- Never touch or go near a downed power line. Don’t touch anything that may be touching a downed wire, such as a car.
- Don't step out of the car if a power line falls on it.
- Don't dig without checking for underground power lines. Call Before You Dig.
- Don't put anything in the power outlet that wasn't intended for it.
- Don't touch electric appliances when you are wet or near water.