"Suits you!" SSEN helps pupils get smart on safety

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) paid a visit to Inverurie Out of School Club recently to give a fact-and-fun-filled talk on the importance of being safe around its power lines and substations.

Shona Horn, SSEN’s Customer Relationship Manager, visited the school club with her colleagues, and was really impressed with the interest and enthusiasm on display that afternoon:

“It’s really important that children learn from a young age that while our electricity network is very safe, if you start to interfere with it or do something you shouldn’t, for example go into a substation to get your ball back, you could end up causing yourself and your pals some very serious injuries. These talks that we do at the local schools are a great way to get this safety message across in a fun and friendly way.

"At the end of the session everyone gets a certificate as a memento of the day, and we hope it’s something they’ll remember for many years to come, but I think the biggest success so far has been the specially made miniature replica boiler suits and protective clothing, everybody loves them!”

The above photo shows Rhona Grimbley from Inverurie Out of School Club and the pupils in their specially made boiler suits and hard hats.

 

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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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