Electricity is an essential part of our lives but often it is only when the power goes out that we realise how important it is. It is also a dangerous product and Horizon Power has partnered with Kidsafe WA to further promote electrical safety.
From July 2009 to June 2014, there were 62 presentations to Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department for electrical related injuries. That is 62 too many.
Kidsafe WA – an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries and accidents in Western Australia – and Horizon Power – which produces, procures, distributes and sells electricity to regional and remote Western Australia – have teamed up to boost the promotion of electrical safety messages to regional communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West and Goldfields.
Electrical safety will also become a key part of Kidsafe’s existing home safety presentations and Kidsafe will update its Electrical Safety fact sheet to include Horizon Power’s safety messages and logos. This partnership aims to increase the awareness of electrical safety across Western Australia and to add value to communities that Horizon Power operates in.
For more information about electrical safety, go to horizonpower.com.au/our-commitments/overview/safety/