Summer Vacation Starts Today! Stay Safe with Toronto Hydro's Top 5 Tips for Summer Safety
Toronto Hydro's Sean Doyle (left) and Steve Nelson (right) open up a transformer to show the grade one students at Fern Public School on Monday. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation) Facebook Twitter Pinterest
Toronto Hydro's Sean Doyle (left) and Steve Nelson (right) open up a transformer to show the grade one students at Fern Public School on Monday. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)
TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - As kids get ready to trade their books
and backpacks for soccer balls and swim suits, Toronto Hydro-Electric
System ("Toronto Hydro") wants to remind everyone to play safe this
Toronto Hydro's Top 5 Safety Tips:
Look up, look down, look around - Put an imaginary spotlight on everything above, below and around your
play or work area. Be aware of your surroundings and learn to identify
Go fly a kite (but not near power lines) - Before you let that kite fly be sure to check the sky for power
lines. The kite and string may conduct electricity right through you to
the ground. Should a kite become entangled in overhead power lines, do
not attempt to remove it or cut-it-away. This rule also applies to
trampolines. No jumping if there are power lines overhead.
Don't climb or play on electrical equipment - Those green transformer boxes in front of your house aren't jungle
gyms. They house potentially dangerous electrical equipment so steer
clear and never poke sticks or wires into the enclosures. If you come
across any unlocked or damaged equipment call Toronto Hydro
Water and electricity don't mix! In fact, they're mortal enemies so never use electricity near water.
Most household electrical accidents happen when these two get
together. Keep electrical devices, such as radios, electric lawnmowers
and trimmers well away from the swimming pool.
Remind mom and dad to watch out for power lines and electrical equipment
too! Whether they're climbing a ladder or digging in the backyard, make sure
mom and dad are aware of potential hazards too.