Ausgrid is the largest distributor of electricity on Australia’s east coast, providing power to 1.8 million customers – that’s over four million Australians relying on us every day. Our network is made up of substations, powerlines, underground cables and power poles, spanning 22,275 square kilometres throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.
Our primary focus is the safe management and operation of the electricity network. Day-to-day we are actively operating, maintaining, repairing and building our electricity network with a focus on safety and reliability. As part of our commitment to safety, every year we run a program with Primary schools in our network called Electricity Safety Week (ESW). The program is designed to educate children about electricity, the potential dangers and how to stay safe around it.
The program is supported by the NSW Department of Education and aligns to the PDHPE syllabus for Kindergarten to Year 6. It is also accompanied by a resource pack we send to schools to help support classroom activities (e.g. safety posters, simple circuit kit, stickers etc).
To sign up or for a full suite of online resources visit www.ausgrid.com.au/electricitysafetyweek.
This includes a Stage 3 Electricity & Safety Lesson Book with STEM design challenges and NEW complementary interactive whiteboard lessons with videos and virtual activities. You can also download Social Stories developed to help teachers communicate electricity safety messages to students with special needs, and a template merit certificate.
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