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Smolenskenergo continues to teach children about the dangers of electrical current


Specialists of IDGC of Centre — Smolenskenergo division at the beginning of the school year ran a series of electrical safety lessons in secondary schools in the Smolensk region within the systematic work on the implementation of the program to prevent children’ electric injuries.

The other day for 20 schoolchildren of grade 4 in school # 2 and their teacher Lyudmila Slobodyan there was an opportunity not only to visit one of these lessons, but also to visit the very energy company.

The event was organized by employees of the department of public relations and the department to work with clients of the branch, and the lesson was conducted by Leading Engineer of industrial control and safety Office of the branch Victor Korotayev.

The lesson was organized in the classroom, where the entire staff of Smolenskenergo studies and passes exams. Hanging along the walls informational posters and bright displays with profile subjects excited the curiosity of the children in the first minute. In the course of the class in an accessible and informative form the power engineers told everything schoolchildren need to know about electric current and answered a lot of questions that interested the children.

“These lessons have become traditional for Smolenskenergo, their job is to teach children simple safety rules and attentive behaviour in different situations: with electric appliances, near electrical installations, in damp areas, in a thunderstorm. Specialists, who conduct lessons, are sure that this knowledge will help them consciously and deliberate do safe handling of electric current, tell about it to friends and family, and maybe even save someone’s life by learning CPR and first aid, and remembering the power engineering phone line and informing of an open circuit or open doors at the substation,” — stressed Victor Korotayev.

By specific examples with visuals the power engineers together with the schoolchildren learned to understand what consequences the action of electric current could result, how to determine the state of an injured person, the actions a person is required to make when one is in a storm in the street, etc.

Invariably, the most memorable moment of the lesson is hands-on training on the rules of resuscitation of an injured person with electric shock on a robot simulator “Gosha”. The simulator, which is already favorite for many children, who have visited the lesson on electrical safety, can model different situations, including clinical death. It was an opportunity to try to “save” it attracts a lot of children. Doing chest compressions, ventilation, precordial blow, children try to get the correct reaction of the simulator previously described by power engineers. And “Gosha” can wait no longer — it mimics its “savior” the appearance of the carotid pulse, dilated pupils to light, and passage of inhalation into the lungs.

In a playful way children acquire knowledge more quickly, that is why the power engineers introduced into the lesson some competition. In the course of securing the information the schoolchildren answered test questions and competed in better learning of materials.

After the class the specialists of IDGC of Centre — Smolenskenergo division shared with the class teacher the experience, how to tell the schoolchildren about the dangers of electricity, to provide first aid in case of accidents, and presented posters, brochures, booklets and leaflets for independent conducting such studies.

“Our branch comes out continuously with the initiative for these lessons in educational institutions, and teachers are willing to respond and assist in the organization of such activities. The main goal of such events is to attract the younger generation to the security of the electric current in the household and in the street and the ability to provide first aid to a victim of its action. Our task is to bring to the children’s understanding that the current — not a toy, and there are many ways to protect their lives and health in handling it,” — concluded Victor Korotayev.

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