At D&H Electric, we want to remind you that electrical safety isn’t just for adults but for kids too! In the United States, over 4,000 children are treated in the emergency room due to electrical shock, and over 100 kids die from electrocution every year. While many of these occur due to tampering with outlets or electrical cords, accidents can also occur when students play near faulty electric equipment.
We are parents and Yuma community members that would like to keep our children safe. To that end, we have put together a list of safety tips for your kids to follow. Check them out:
- Never put fingers more medal outlets in an electrical outlet
- Keep metal objects out of toasters
- Never use anything with a cord or plug around water
- Never pull a plug out by its cord
- Never plug in anything near a tub or sink full of water (hair dryer, phones, video game chargers)
- Never place drinks on computers or video game systems
- Keep radios and other electrical appliances far away from pools.
- Stay away from substations and power lines.
- Don’t climb on power poles
- Never fly kites near power lines
- Stay away from broken, fallen, or sagging power lines
- Never touch or climb trees that are near power lines
- Never touch or climb on big, metal transformer boxes with warning signs
We hope these tips are helpful in keeping our children safe! Thanks for reading! Remember, if you have any concerns about children being shocked, particularly children under 5, it is best to call 911. Thanks, Yuma!