PARENTS are being warned about the horrors children face if they mess with electricity equipment.
The number of accidents involving youngsters and electricity tends to rise over the school half term holidays.
As children play out, parents are being warned to tell them to stay away from electric substations and pylons.
Ann Walker from CE Electric which serves Yorkshire, warned parents: “Please remind your children that ‘danger of death’ signs found on electricity substations, pylons, wooden poles carrying overhead wires really do mean what they say.”
Engineers report an increase in incidents when the children are off school, despite clear Danger of Death signs around electric substations.
They have given advice which includes keeping equipment such as kites and fishing rods away from high pylons, and not crossing a fenced boundary to collect balls.