SSEN scoops first prize as it shares practical safety advice at the Turriff Show

Shona Horn from SSEN receiving first prize for 'the best presented small trade stand' at the Turriff Show

Shona Horn from SSEN receiving first prize for 'the best presented small trade stand' at this year's Turriff Show.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been crowned the winner of ‘the best presented small trade stand’ at this year’s Turriff Show.

Teams from SSEN’s North Caledonia region are attending the biggest two-day agricultural show in Scotland, talking to customers about the extra support on offer, the importance of staying safe near the electricity network and promoting it’s ‘Look out, look up!’ farm safety campaign.

SSEN’s attendance at the event forms part of a wider safety awareness programme this summer as it attends agricultural events around the north of Scotland. Employees have been out and about promoting valuable safety advice to farmers and agricultural employees working near SSEN’s electricity network, reminding them to stay safe around overhead lines and electrical equipment.

Shona Horn, Customer Relationship Manager for SSEN’s North Caledonia region, said:

“The agricultural show calendar in the north of Scotland provides us with a great opportunity to share vital safety messages with our customers and their children, particularly those involved in the farming industry to help keep them safe as they work near our network.

“We’re delighted to take away first prize for best presented small trade stand at the Turriff Show this year which is one of the biggest in our annual safety calendar. We look forward to meeting visitors at our stand today and talking through the services we provide to support our customers.”

Pop along to SSEN’s stand today to sign up for its free Priority Services Register, offering dedicated help for those who need extra support. Its dedicated employees are also on hand to talk to customers about referrals to Home Energy Scotland offering free and impartial energy efficiency advice.

Not forgetting any kids attending the event, SSEN is also providing school children with its Power Pack Pals educational resource, helping young people understand how electricity works, and most importantly, how to stay safe around it.

Customers can qualify for SSEN's Priority Services Register if they: 

  • Are dependent on electricity for home medical care
  • Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition
  • Are disabled
  • Have special communication needs
  • Have children under the age of five
  • Are over the age of 60

By registering for SSEN’s PSR, customers will be proactively contacted to warn them of potential bad weather to help them prepare and to offer extra support where required. SSEN’s teams will also keep in close and regular contact with its PSR customers during network outages to check they are getting the help they need. 

For further information on SSEN’s campaign for rural safety, see this year’s ‘Look out, Look up’ campaign.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.8 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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