Have you ever thought about all the ways you use electricity? We depend on electricity to light our homes, charge our phones and computers, wash our clothes —- it powers our lives!
But electricity can also be dangerous — even deadly — when used the wrong way.
Keep these electrical safety tips in mind to avoid accidents and injuries.
Electricity and liquids DO NOT mix! Never place electronics and appliances near water – like next to the sink or tub.
This tip applies to gaming equipment, too! Never place a drink near your gaming console. Spills could result in electric shock.
NEVER climb trees near power lines and electrical equipment. Same goes for kites and drones – before you fly them, make sure you’re far away from any overhead power lines.
NEVER pull a plug from an electrical outlet by its cord! Pull from the plug to avoid potential shock. Or, ask an adult to help you.
Going for a swim? Remember: Never swim during stormy weather. If you hear thunder, immediately exit the pool until the storm has passed.
These are just a few tips to keep in mind. Remember: Electricity is amazing stuff, but you should always play it safe! If you’re not sure about something – ask an adult.
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