DAVAO CITY, May 27 (PIA) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reiterated its call for the care and protection of its power transmission lines to ensure public safety, especially in the local communities.
NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia P. Alabanza once again appealed to the public to help the power grid operator maintain a reliable, safe and secure transmission system, not only for public safety but also to provide quality power system operations.
“We have to maintain quality power supply starting from the transmission sites,” Alabanza emphasized during a recent Power 103 Orientation on Power System Operations for the media in Mindanao.
She enumerated transmission line safety tips involving NGCP’s transmission structures in its host communities to avoid accidents and outages.
She said parents should strictly monitor their children and prohibit them from flying kites near transmission lines or climb transmission structures to prevent incidents of electrocution.
The safety tips cautioned residents not to build grass fires near or under transmission structures because fires may cause power interruptions in the area.
Plants are also not allowed to grow close to the structures, or the carrying of long sticks or any object that might reach or come in contact with the power transmission lines.
Installing of antennas, parking of vehicles and building of houses or any structure near or under transmission lines are also strictly prohibited.
NGCP urged residents to report any incident of tangled branches, and in case of accidents, to bring the victim to the nearest medical facility and report the incident to the local police or barangay officials.
Alabanza said NGCP always ensures that its line safety campaign would reach the public and increase awareness through the mass media and continuous coordination with barangay and other local officials.
“Please help us make the public understand on the danger of high voltage of transmission lines,” she asked the media during the Power 103 held at Marco Polo Hotel, this city. (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon)