Experiencing electrical shocks can be extremely dangerous, and knowing what to do can save a life.
Here are three ways to help a person in this situation.
You will need
- non-conductive item like a blanket
- Don’t touch the source of electricity or the victim. The electricity can pass through the victim into you and also cause serious injury.
- Break the current. Preferably, turn off the power at the power box. If this isn’t an option, use something that can’t conduct electricity, like a wooden broomstick or blanket, to break them free. If their hands are latched onto the source of current, try to knock them free with a stick or dry towel.
- Call 10111 or another emergency service immediately with details of the incident.