Pupils get the safety message at Stair Park

Pictured  are, top to bottom, Matthew Cleer and apprentice cable jointer with SP Energy Networks, Sian McKeevar, Drew Fisher, Corey Ross and Skye Herries.
Pictured are, top to bottom, Matthew Cleer and apprentice cable jointer with SP Energy Networks, Sian McKeevar, Drew Fisher, Corey Ross and Skye Herries.

Pupils from Castle Douglas, Gatehouse, Creetown and Twynholm attended ’Operation Safety’ at Stair Park, home of Stranraer Football Club, to learn potentially life-saving safety messages.

The workshops were delivered by a partnership of local agencies including SP Energy Networks, the Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.

Operation Safety is targeted at school pupils aged 10–11 to educate them on the correct way to respond when presented with a dangerous or challenging emergency situation.

The children from the four local schools were challenged with acting out a series of roleplays on how to react to potentially hazardous situations including a power emergency, road accident or gas leak.

SP Energy Networks, which owns, manages and maintains the network of cables and power lines for 83,000 homes in Dumfries and Galloway, is involved in the Operation Safety project in conjunction with its PowerWise schools education programme, which aims to help raise awareness of the risks associated with electricity.

For more information on what to do in the event of a power emergency, visit www.spenergynetworks.co.uk.

In the event of a power cut call 0800 092 9290 to report the problem and receive help as soon possible.