5 Tips To Keep Kids Safe This Fall

Sep 6, 2016

It’s finally back-to-school season! (Can we get a “woo hoo” from all the parents out there?) As the kids hit the books again, we want to give you these five tips to share with your kids to keep them safe around electricity as they venture out.

  1. Don’t plug in a bunch of electronics into one outlet or extension cord. (And don’t let mom or dad do it, either!) We don’t want any “Clark Griswold” situations this fall!
  2. Make sure all electric cords are tucked away, neat and tidy. Pets might chew on electrical cords and they can present a tripping hazard when kids are playing.
  3. Don’t yank an electrical cord from the wall. Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug or the outlet.
  4. Put safety caps on all unused electrical outlets. (Help remind mom and dad to do it.) Covering outlets prevents a safety hazard and actually can help save energy by stopping cold drafts.
  5. Keep electrical stuff away from water. Most electrical accidents around the house happen when people use electricity near water. Accidents happen so unplug things like hair dryers and styling irons in the bathroom before taking a bath or unplugging a toaster near a sink before doing the dishes.

Help everyone stay safe this fall and be aware of the hazards that come from electricity being part of our lives all day, every day!