Safety tips for children
Longmont Power & Communications urges you to help protect the children
in your home by identifying and correcting the electrical hazards around your
home. You can avoid electrical accidents by keeping these safety tips in mind.
Electricity and toddlers don't mix. Help protect children from electrical
shock by placing protective covers on all unused outlets within the child's
Install special devices that lock plugs into outlets so a child can't pull
Locate appliances so that a toddler can't pull them down on himself by grabbing
Don't place appliance cords and extension cords where children or pets can
walk on or trip over them.
Don't allow children to fly kites near overhead electrical lines. Should a
kite become entangled in the lines, make sure no one touches it and call LPC
at (303) 651-8454 to request help.
Never allow children to climb a utility pole. Never allow children to play
on pedestal lights or around electric meters and junction boxes.