BECOME AS SMART AS A FOX ABOUT ELECTRICITY

Electricity is an important part of our day-to-day lives. It keeps our phones charged, our refrigerators running, and our lights turned on. But it can also be very dangerous. Luckily there are simple rules to follow to keep you and your loved ones safe.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Do you know what to do in these situations?
Felix the Fox and Sam the Squirrel can teach you how to stay safe when you’re around electricity.

Planning a project involving digging?

Climbing up a ladder?

Spotted a downed power line?

Reaching for something around a power line?

Curious about your pad-mounted transformer?

Is your vehicle in contact with wires?

6 SIMPLE WAYS TO STAY SAFE

Don’t risk your safety!
Remember these six tips when dealing with electricity.

Before digging, always call Ontario One Call

Before digging, always call Ontario One Call

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Stay at least 3 to 6 metres from power lines

Stay at least 3 to 6 metres from power lines

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Stay 10 or more metres away from downed power lines

Stay 10 or more metres away from downed power lines

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Never touch a power line with your hand or with an object

Never touch a power line with your hand or with an object

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Never tamper with electrical equipment

Never tamper with electrical equipment

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Stay in your vehicle until power has been disconnected

Stay in your vehicle until power has been disconnected

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GET CREATIVE

Who says learning about safety can’t be fun? Here are some colouring sheets to help the entire family remember the six rules for staying safe around electricity. Want to share your art creations with us? You can post them on social media using @hydroottawa and remember – safety first!

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Basic Coloring Collection

LEARN AT HOME

Whether at school or at home, kids can learn all about electricity with these fun word games!

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Shocking & Puzzling (EN)

Become as Smart as a Fox about Electricity

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