Kid's Safety

Natural curiosity can lead to serious electrical accidents. Find out what you should do and what you shouldn't do to keep you and your friends safe.



  • Don't put fingers or objects into an electrical outlet, toaster, or any other appliance, even it it's off.

  • Don't use appliances - and appliance cords - near bathtubs and sinks.
  • Don't climb trees near power lines.

  • Don't fly kites or balloons around power lines. Electricity can travel down the strings of kites or balloons that become tangled in power lines, and can cause fire or shock.

  • Don't ever try to remove anything from a power line. If you see something stuck in a power line, call NV Energy's electric emergency lines at:

    Northern Nevada

    Southern Nevada


  • Do use plug covers in outlets.

  • Do only use balloons or kites in open areas, away from overhead lines. Keep metallic balloons indoors, as they are highly conductive.

  • Do tell an adult to call the power company if a toy gets into power lines or a substation. Never retrieve the toy yourself. An adult should call the power company to remove the toy.

  • Do know to stay away from places where you see "Danger - High Voltage", "Warning - High Voltage", and "Caution - High Voltage" signs.

  • Do stay away from power lines, substations, and pad-mounted transformers, which look like short, metal storage cabinets on cement slabs.