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Stay safe kids


Our very own superhero has stepped in to urge children to stay safe around electrical equipment.
Pylonman has issued his message after his friends at Northamptonshire Fire Service told him they’d had to rescue a child who had climbed onto a substation fence and got stuck.
“Even WPD’s engineers are not allowed into substations without letting our control room know they’re there,” said the superhero. “And they’ve got special clothes that protect them from the electricity and have had years of training to help them stay safe.”
He also warned children to beware of playing near overhead lines. “Electricity can jump so if you are flying a kite or using a fishing rod near power lines it can jump and get you. The electricity we work with is far more powerful than the electricity in your home and can kill or badly burn you.
“It’s important to have fun but it’s also important that you don’t hurt yourself.”

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