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Safety Demo

Electrical Safety Demonstration

Safety DemoMille Lacs Energy Cooperative believes in safety. The goal of saving lives and reducing preventable power outages helped develop a high-voltage safety demonstration trailer.

This creative program is designed to teach children and adults in your community the potential dangers of contacting a power line. What a great way to get people together to learn valuable information that may save a life! We’ll teach electrical safety habits, demonstrate the power of electricity and the potential hazards associated with unsafe actions around power lines and household circuitry.

Participants see first-hand the safety equipment used by electrical line workers. They also get a close-up look at various conductors and components of the electrical distribution system and gain a clearer understanding of how the distribution system operates. A special emphasis on low-voltage power is stressed during the demonstration; including, the value of electrical outlets with a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI).

The presentation vividly shows the effects of contacting 7200 volts of electricity. Several accident scenarios are demonstrated, including:

  • Ladders and antennas near power lines
  • Ropes and kite strings near power lines
  • Downed wires
  • Digging into danger

Our Member Service Team also gives low voltage safety demonstrations at local grade schools, high schools, senior centers and community organizations.

Please contact Jan Moriarty for information on bringing an electrical safety demonstration to your organization or group.

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