Essential Energy is encouraging primary schools across regional and rural NSW to register to participate in the company’s electrical safety program by Friday, August 18 2017.
Acting Regional Manager Southern, Shawn Eade, said the interactive public safety program would be held during Electricity Safety Week from September 4-8 to teach students about how to stay safe around electricity.
“Electricity is an essential part of modern day living and, with the growing use of technology and electronic appliances, it’s vital that we teach our children how to identify potential hazards,” Mr Eade said.
“Our program provides practical tips for electrical safety around the home, school and outdoors.”
A recent addition to the program is the Be a Safety Star poster competition which gives schools a chance to win $1,000 for their P and C Association to spend on safety improvements by simply creating an electrical safety-inspired artwork.