Don’t get tricked this Halloween, stay and play safe!
21 October 2022 12:58
With the half term holidays just around the corner, NI Water would like to remind parents and young people about the dangers of playing near treatment works, reservoirs and construction sites.
Anna Killen, Education Officer at NI Water, explains:
“I would urge all parents to explain to their children the dangers of playing in or around NI Water sites. Being near or around them can have very serious consequences. The remoteness of many of our sites could hamper and delay rescue attempts, should such a need arise.
“I am also asking the local community to be vigilant against vandalism at NI Water sites this period. This damage can cause major delays in work schedules aimed at providing local communities with a vital service and valuable time and money is wasted repairing such damage.
‘‘As the nights get longer, colder and darker, this advice can be even more useful. With Halloween in mind, it can be a cruel trick and it’s certainly no treat to be involved in an accident at an NI Water site – don’t take the risk.’’
NI Water has some simple steps on how to stay safe:
- Don’t climb on barriers and fences - They are there to protect you from serious injury and accidents when NI Water construction work is going on.
- Stay away from trenches and open manholes - They are dirty, deep and dangerous. They may also contain hazardous gases.
- Be careful near roads - never run out from behind parked vans or lorries as you could be knocked down and injured.
- Keep clear of equipment - You may see diggers, lorries, pipes and other equipment, but don’t be tempted - steer clear and don’t touch!
- Obey ‘Danger’ signs - reservoirs and treatment works can be very dangerous places, so stay well away and always obey the warning signs.
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