Emma Reid

Tech-savvy kids focus on electrical safety

ELECTRICITY safety will be at the forefront of most Queensland school student's minds this week as teachers along with Ergon Energy staff begin promoting being safe around power.

More than 95% of primary schools have adopted the Safety Heroes electrical safety program to highlight the risks electricity poses and how to avoid associated injuries.

Energy Queensland CEO David Smales said nowadays gaming consoles, computers, and hand held devices are common place in our homes and most often used by children.

"This also means the youngsters of today have a more exposure to electricity than previous generations leaving them susceptible to its dangers and risks,” he said.

"Therefore, it's our role as adults to ensure children are well aware of the risks associated with using electricity as well as the dangers of being around infrastructure that powers our lifestyles.”



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