Safety around electricity is critical and with the kite flying season underway, The Barbados Light & Power Company welcomes opportunities to educate and encourage students to put safety first.
With this objective, the company recently conducted a series of “Kite Flying Safety” presentations to primary school students as they prepared to go on their Easter break.
A team of BL&P employees took the messages of kite flying safety and general indoor and outdoor safety practices to the St. Stephen’s, Christ Church Girls’, Grantley Prescod and St. George Primary schools.
Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Brian Reece, speaking on behalf of Light & Power, said the company is ardent about safety and safe practices in the company and in the community.
Reece further explained: “If kites become entangled in power lines it could be dangerous if persons seek to remove them. They also endanger BL&P’s linemen and can even pose a threat to the electricity supply.
“With the children going on their Easter break and the kite flying season in full swing, we thought it was a good time to remind the youth to be safe.”
Several principals expressed their appreciation to the company for taking the time to share the words of safety and awareness with the students. Some even commended the company for its consistent support over the years.