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).
Due to COVID restrictions we are delivering resources to support students, teachers and parents navigating at home learning and encourage valuable conversations to keep our kids and community safe when it comes to Electricity.
Three educational videos will be provided: