2021 is ending and in this period,
it is common for people to set off fireworks, that is why Neoenergia reinforces some precautions and guidelines that will
help to avoid and prevent accidents at this time. The first point to be
attentive is for the use of fireworks and rockets. “These must never be used
near or towards the energy network. The best way is to throw them as far away
as possible from the wiring, preferably in an open place and with no people
around", says Harley Albuquerque, Health and Safety manager at
It is important to remember
that all items can only be handled by adults, following the manufacturer's
safety guidelines stamped on the packaging. In addition, fireworks must be of
good quality, used properly, and purchased from an accredited store.
The risks associated with
the use of fireworks near the energy network include accidents raging from the
damage the electricity supply to fatal situations. In the event of a power
outage, the first step is to isolate the area and call the distributor to
identify the situation and appropriate interventions. Never come near or touch
the wiring that might fall off or try to remove an object from the network.
Only the distributor's team is qualified for such procedures.
“And if your celebration
will take place at home, avoid overloading electronic devices in sockets and
never touch broken or peeled wires," Albuquerque reinforces. Other
safety recommendations emphasize not turning on electronics near a pool or
places with water and not handling these devices if your body is barefoot or wet.
Finally, it is advisable to double the attention to children and animals and
keep them away from light and sound equipment.