Safety

Electrical Safety Day

Coming back 2019

Thanks for supporting our province-wide initiative to make students aware of electricity hazards.

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Electrical Safety Day recap


With your help, the message of electrical safety reached over 10,000 students in communities all across the province. That means kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12 have a better understanding of how to spot an electrical hazard (like a downed power line) and how to stay safe.


We’re hard at work on brand new Electrical Safety Day materials for next year so make sure to come back in 2019 to check them out. In the meantime, try out some of our other safety activities.


Reactions from our community

Teachers are talking about Power Smart for Schools

On Electrical Safety Day:

"I thought the video we watched was great. It was interactive and held the kids attention for an appropriate amount of time. They were engaged and took away key ideas on electrical safety."

On Electrical Safety Day:

"Overall the materials, the videos, and the interactions were excellent. The students were super engaged."

On Electrical Safety Day:

"I have used BC Hydro programs for several years now and find them so useful. I teach a once a week class to homeschoolers and find the materials easily adaptable to multiple grades."


Electrical Safety Day moments


About Electrical Safety Day


Electrical Safety Day is a province-wide initiative that promotes electrical safety awareness in schools across B.C. This event, held annually in May, encourages teachers to deliver engaging classroom activities that make students aware of electrical hazards and how to stay safe.


Overview and outcomes


Safety is one of our core values. To help educate the next generation of British Columbians about the hazards around electricity, we developed an interactive video quiz to illustrate situations where students could be at risk and reinforces the importance of electrical safety.