SPEC hosts annual safety demonstrations to area fourth graders
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The South Plains Electric Cooperative began annual electrical safety demonstrations to over 1,000 area fourth graders on Tuesday and a showing on Wednesday with the final demonstration taking place on Thursday.
The SPEC has spent over two decades hosting safety demonstrations to over a combined 20,000 students. The four-part program‘s purpose is to introduce students to the dangers of electricity and the technical skills required to be a lineman. This is one of three programs presented this fall by the SPEC with the goal to spread awareness and its commitment to the community during National Cooperative Month.
The four-part program areas feature an arcing demonstration, which shows the danger of overhead power lines, a pole-top and bucket rescue of an injured crew member, a lineman explaining the dangers of underground lines and padmount transformers and a final safety video reviewing all of the information.
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