ELECTRICITY bosses are urging schools to screen a safety video.
CE Electric UK, who distribute electricity across Yorkshire, northern Lincolnshire and north east of England, claim that children in this region continue to put their lives on the line by entering substations, climbing pylons and fishing and flying kites near overhead power lines.
Now the company has posted the safety CD to 654 schools in the hope that the safety messages will help save lives.
Paul Norton, head of safety at CE Electric UK said: “We display Danger of Death warnings signs on all our electric poles and on substations, and we deliver more than 1,000 school safety presentations each year.
“But tragically, despite our efforts, a teenager in South Yorkshire died after climbing an electrical pylon on our network and another in Teesside received horrific electrical burns.
“We believe that one life lost is one we could have saved, and we will continue to do all we can to drive home the message Stay Away, Stay Alive.”