Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) is urging young people to stay away from the electricity network.
Rachele Glendinning, NIE Safety Officer, has been visiting primary schools to deliver safety advice and wants parents to also spend some time reminding their children of the dangers of electricity.
Rachele says, “During the school holidays, as our young people head out to play, they need to know that they could be hurt or even killed if they climb pylons, go near overhead power lines or into substations.
Rachele said, “If your football, frisbee or even your pet gets inside the perimeter of a substation, don’t go anywhere near it – call our Customer Helpline on 03457 643 643 and we’ll organise for one of our engineers to retrieve it for you.”
“Tell your friends and remember to always look out for them as well.
“Also keep away from empty or derelict buildings and never climb trees or other structures or fly kites, model aircraft or drones near overhead power lines.”