KCPL Safety Video
May is National Electrical Safety Month and we’ve enlisted the help of customers to spread the message of safety all month long through the second annual KCP&L Be Safe Video Contest! The videos were uploaded to KCP&L’s Facebook page and voted on by the public.
Lights, Camera, Be Safe

This year’s winners took electrical safety messaging to new heights. The grand prize winner of the contest is…

X will receive a $500 prize and six tickets to an upcoming Royals game. New categories this year included:
  • People’s Choice (Insert name and City) Watch video 
  • Best Safety Message (Insert name and City) Watch video 
  • Most Adorable (Insert name and City) Watch video 
  • Most Creative (Insert name and City) Watch video 

Visit our YouTube page to view all the video submissions to brush up on your safety knowledge.

Tips to keep you safe

Indoor safety tips
  • Unplug appliances and tools when not in use. Pull by the plug, not the cord. 
  • Don’t overload outlets and be smart about how you use extension cords. Avoid stringing multiple cords together or running them through areas where they might become worn or severed. 
  • Make sure light bulbs are the right wattage for the fixture. 

Outdoor safety tips:
  • Ladders and power lines don’t mix. When carrying a ladder, always look up to ensure you don’t make contact with a power line. Be aware of power lines coming into your home before you climb a ladder. If possible use a fiberglass or wooden ladder when working around the house. 
  • Never touch downed power lines or use anything to try to move them. You risk electric shock or electrocution. 
  • Before you dig or excavate for any planting or improvement project, protect yourself and avoid costly utility interruptions. Call 8-1-1 before you dig to get the location of all underground utilities.