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T&TEC warns: Exercise caution this Carnival

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) yesterday urged members of the public to exercise caution this Carnival as they move around electric installations.

The Commission asked citizens to call its Carnival Safety Hotline, until Ash Wednesday, if they see any unsafe conditions.

The safety hotline, which was launched on February 8, provides a direct link to T&TEC for bandleaders, masqueraders, DJs and members of the public who are involved in Carnival, T&TEC said in a statement.

Citizens can report any unsafe electrical situation, especially those that relate to overhead lines and poles, it said.

The hotline operates between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m and T&TEC's regular Trouble Report number 800- TTEC (8832) remains operational 24/7 for all other calls.

T&TEC reminded citizens of the following electrical safety tips for Carnival:

• Stay clear of overhead lines. Coming close to or into contact with overhead lines can cause serious electrical shock or death.

• Do not exceed 15 feet with equipment in stalled on top of DJ trucks, they can interfere with over head lines.

• Do not attempt to lift electricity lines.

• Do not attach any items to electrical poles.

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