Safety advisors to warn pupils of electrical dangers

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Safety advisors from UK Power Networks will be teaching primary school pupils about the potential dangers of electricity during a five-day event.

Up to 800 local primary school children are expected to take part in the scheme, which will run at AFC Sudbury throughout next week.

The initiative, organised by Sudbury Rotary Club, helps young pupils aged between 9 and 11 to understand potential dangers in everyday life through simulated emergencies.

The team from UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity networks in the East of England, will be in attendance to give lessons on electrical safety.

The company’s public safety advisers will use a pretend electricity sub-station to explain to children the risks of sub-stations, and ignoring danger signs.

Ros Forbes, public safety and education adviser for the network, said it is a fun and safe teaching tool.

“It helps them to understand how dangerous electricity can be if it’s not treated with respect, and it enables them to make the decisions that keep them safe,” he said.