PARENTS are being warned to keep their children away from substations by an energy giant.

Northern Powergrid, the company that keeps the lights on across Yorkshire, is calling on parents and guardians across the region to help spread vital safety messages by talking to their children about the potential dangers of electricity.

The electricity distributor wants people to be aware that retrieving items yourself from substations or Northern Powergrid’s network is extremely dangerous. If someone spots anything potentially unsafe they must call the company’s 24-hour emergency contact centre team by dialling 105 and an engineering team will be sent out to help.

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