Safety Heroes

Safety Heroes primary school education program

For the first time in Queensland, we've introduced Safety Heroes – an educational program to help educate primary school students about how electricity works and how to behave safely around electrical equipment.

The program launched on 24 June and ran during Electricity Safety Week (7 to 11 September 2015) in primary schools throughout regional Queensland in our network area.

Teaching kids safe habits around electricity and electrical equipment at an early age is a smart investment for the future.  Feedback shows that primary school aged children are enthusiastic learners of such practical advice and are often keen to share their lessons at home with mum and dad.

Teaching resources

To assist teachers who are supporting us in delivering these important safety messages, we have developed the Safety Heroes program.  The program provides interactive teaching resources that are aligned to support the curriculum requirements of Queensland schools and will help teachers meet outcomes in the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education for F-6.

Get involved

The Safety Heroes program launched on 24 June and ran during Electricity Week 2015 (7 to 11 September) and it's easy to get involved.

Registrations are now open to primary schools in our network area to receive a Free resource pack.

What to do

  1. Check if your school is in our network area to be eligible.
  2. Register your school by emailing your name, school and mailing address to so your pack can be delivered.  
  3. Encourage your school to get involved in Electricity Safety Week!

Electricity Safety Week resources for Prep to Year 6 students

You can view the resources and download a copy:

Electricity & safety unit for Year 6 students

We are also offering a free electricity and safety unit for Year 6 classes. The free resources are designed to help teachers meet the Science Australian Curriculum for Year 6 and contain embedded interactive class activities, videos and teacher's notes.

The resources include a lesson book and four complementary interactive whiteboard lessons that engage students in learning about electricity and how to be safe around it.

You can view the resources and download a copy:

  • Safety Lesson book for Year 6 (PDF 840.5 kb)
  • Interactive whiteboard lessons for Year 6 (coming 2016)
    • Interactive whiteboard lesson 1
      • What is electricity
      • Electricity generation and transmission
      • Transportation of electricity
      • Simple electric circuits
    • Interactive whiteboard lesson 2 
      • Electricity safety
    • Interactive whiteboard lesson 3
      • Conductors and insulators
      • Series and parallel circuits
      • Electricity energy investigation
      • Design task
      • Electrical consumption
    • Interactive whiteboard lesson 4 (optional)
      • What is energy?
      • Transforming energy.

If you would prefer to have them sent to you on a USB please email or call 07 3910 1052.

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