Below are some specific rules and precautions that parents should teach their children to help them practice safety around electricity.

  • It's safest to play and fly kites in an open field—not near overhead lines
  • It is not safe to climb utility poles—stay away
  • Stay away from substation fences or electrical equipment
  • It is not safe to climb trees where electrical wires are present
  • Keep metallic balloons and model airplanes away from power lines
  • Stay away from water when anything electrical is present
  • Don't break insulators on electrical equipment
  • Electrical outlets are for electrical plugs only