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YouTube star Adam Beales shares his top safety tips

08/09/2022

YouTube star and TV presenter, Adam Beales, has shared his top tips to help keep children safe while exploring the great outdoors.

Adam Beales

Known to his three million subscribers on YouTube as Adam B, he’s fronting a series of safety videos for us to highlight potential electrical dangers children can encounter when playing outside or camping.

Adam will share vital safety advice to keep youngsters safe while out and about including tips on setting up camp safely and what to consider before playing ball games with friends.

The videos will also outline the benefits of our PowerWise website, an interactive online resource to help the next generation learn how to stay safe near electricity in a fun and engaging way.

Adam said: “I’ve been lucky enough to go on so many different adventures during my time working at Blue Peter and filming content for my YouTube channel, but I know how important it is to do these things safely.

“When the sun is shining, we all enjoy having fun with friends and exploring but it can be easy to get distracted and forget about the electrical dangers around you.

“That’s why SP Energy Networks’ work to ensure people fully understand how to stay safe is so important. If you’re on a camping adventure, flying a kite or fishing somewhere new it’s really important to stay safe. Following simple tips can save you and your loved ones from getting hurt – so that’s my mission to kids across the country.”

Adam Beales

The safety videos will be posted over the coming days on our social media channels and website. Adam’s top tips are:

  • Make sure everyone you’re with understands the danger from overhead lines. They are dangerous!
  • Avoid setting up a tent under, or close to, an overhead powerline
  • Don’t light fires underneath overhead powerlines
  • Things like kite strings and fishing rods, can conduct electricity – don’t use any of these near or under overhead powerlines. A useful trick is to always ‘Look up!’ for any overhead powerlines when you’re out and about to avoid a massively dangerous situation!
  • Stay out of abandoned buildings and don’t climb pylons, wooden electricity poles or trees near electricity wires. You could get electrocuted!
  • If your kite, balloon or football does touch or get caught in an overhead powerline, never attempt to get it back. Leave it to the experts!
  • If something does go wrong, call the 105 emergency helpline. This will get you help as soon as possible. If anyone is injured, call 999 right away.

The safety campaign is aimed at ensuring families stay safe and stay ‘PowerWise’ while enjoying outdoor activities.

 

 

Guy Jefferson, Chief Operating Officer at SP Energy Networks, said: “Our new video series with Adam B highlights simple tips to follow to stay safe when families are near overhead powerlines to help prevent any potential accidents”.

“Setting up camp, flying kites and fishing near overhead or underground electricity lines comes with serious risks, so keeping safety advice front of mind is really important. Sadly, every summer there are injuries in the UK and in the worst cases even fatalities if safety precautions aren’t followed.”

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