17 May 2024

Greater Manchester

Blackrod pupils taught to ‘Look up, Look out’

Electricity North West's Trevor Green, teacher Tylena Green and pupils from Blackrod Primary

Primary school youngsters were inspired and educated about the importance of safety around electrical assets at a recent session  

Engineers from Electricity North West visited Blackrod Primary School and talked to pupils about the potential hazards and highlighted the significance of staying safe around electrical assets. 

More than 90 pupils attended the one-hour session which highlighted real-life examples of incidents on the network whilst also showcasing the exciting world of electricity and electrical engineering.  

Trevor Green, Electricity North West’s delivery engineer for the area and who led the session at Blackrod, said: “It was a really rewarding experience to talk and educate pupils about the importance of safety around the power network. 

“The children’s enthusiasm for electricity was fantastic to see and they asked plenty of questions about safety and how the network works. 

“Safety around the power is paramount. All over our network we have yellow danger of death signs which are there for a reason. We reminded the children to stay away from the network, to ‘look up, look out’ overhead lines and that if they lose an item in a substation, not to go in after it and to call us on 105 and our teams will head straight out to help.” 

As well as learning about safety, pupils were also able to try on the specialist protective equipment Electricity North West engineers wear along with seeing sections of underground cable and other electrical assets.  

Teacher Tylena Green, who helped arrange the visit at the school, added: “We’re incredibly grateful for the Electricity North West team for taking time and speaking with pupils from the school.  

“The session was incredibly interactive, and it was great to see pupils understanding the safety aspect of the power network. 

“Plenty of questions were asked and I think that showed how enthused the pupils were about wanting to no more about all things electricity.” 

For more information about how Electricity North West is linking in with primary schools and to try its Safety Squad game, visit here.