Summer Safety

Electrical safety is our number one priority at Newfoundland Power. Nowhere is this more important than when it comes to kids. Children do not always know, or remember, what can be dangerous, so it is important to teach your children that electrical equipment is dangerous.

Substations, Guy Wires and Insulators

Be sure to teach children the meaning of danger signs and to never tamper with guy wires, insulators or other electrical equipment.

Tell your children about the dangers of climbing utility poles or entering substation yards. Fences around substations are there for a good reason: to keep people away from possible danger. Attempting to enter a substation yard, climbing a substation fence or damaging the electrical equipment contained within the yard are dangerous activities that can result in serious harm or even death to your child.

Do not try to retrieve a ball, or other toy, from inside a substation fence.
Swimming Near Hydroelectric Generating Plants

Do not swim in reservoirs around hydroelectric generating plants. The operation of the plant may cause water conditions in the reservoir to change quickly, creating strong underwater currents that can overpower even the strongest swimmer.

Trees and Treehouses

Don’t build a tree house in trees near power lines, and be careful not to allow kids to climb trees growing near power lines. Never attempt to touch an object tangled in a power line. Always call Newfoundland Power for assistance.

Kites and Model Planes

Fly kites and model planes in open fields away from power lines. If a kite or model aircraft becomes entangled in a power line, never try to retrieve it. Call Newfoundland Power for assistance.

Use only plain string for kite lines. Wire or cords containing metal threads could pose a shock hazard if they accidentally touch power lines.

Think Safe. Live Safe.