Specialists of the branch “Rosseti Centre Kurskenergo” carry out systematic work on prevention of electrical injuries.
Since the beginning of December, the power engineers have conducted a series of thematic lessons, about 350 junior pupils of Gymnasium No. 4 of the city of Kursk became their participants.
The employees of the enterprise told the children about the importance of observing the rules of conduct near power plants. On the eve of the New Year holidays, Kurskenergo’s employees paid special attention to the proper handling of electrical appliances.
Using the example of a rebus based on the fairy tale “Careless Little Kids”, the branch’s specialists once again reminded the children that you can’t disassemble string lights or try to fix them when they are plugged in - this can lead to electric shock, and all types of pyrotechnics are intended for use on street at a distance of at least 10 metres from energy facilities.
The children watched an animated film about the safe handling of electricity and, together with the power engineers, learned to walk with the “goose step”.
One of the brightest elements of the lessons for the children was the opportunity to take a photo in the real equipment of an electrician - dielectric boots, gloves, a jacket, a helmet and a voltage indicator.
To consolidate the knowledge gained, each lesson participant received a special brochure “Energolandia” and a lesson schedule with a reminder of the rules for safe behaviour on the street and at home as a gift.
“Conducting lessons on electrical safety is an important practice in educating children, which must be continued further,” stressed Valentina Beschastnykh, the deputy director for educational work at the gymnasium.
By the end of this year, the branch’s power engineers plan to conduct preventive classes in schools in the Kursk region, where a total of more than 1,000 children will take part in them.