It is crucial to recognize the signs near high voltage areas. Transmission lines are potentially dangerous and can be fatal if ignored. Some of these stations can generate up to 100,000 volts.
Many deaths have occurred due to people not adhering to the signs that are posted. Electric substation safety is only effective when individuals follow regulations and rules. There is usually tall wired fencing around the area. Visual cues and “high voltage risk” should be posted also to serve as reminders.
To further educate yourself about electric substation safety, you can contact the city or local government offices. Otherwise, it is important to spread awareness to your family members and community. As these places are restricted to the public letting others know, such as children, is helpful to avoid accidents.
If you are not authorized personnel then you should follow these warnings properly. If you do work in these facilities the company should provide you with all the training about being safe in these environments.