It’s a Wrap On This Year’s Safety Video Contest

To help our communities learn more about electric safety, we asked customers to spread the message of safety in a 30-second video.

Cast Your Vote for the Winning Safety Video Contest Videos PCD
Our thanks to all who entered their videos. Watch them all to learn more about safety around electricity.
  • Congratulations to Calvin Winkler, our grand prize winner.
  • See all of this year’s videos on our Facebook page.
  • May is National Electrical Safety Month.
In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, we asked our customers to make and enter a 30-second video in our second annual KCP&L Be Safe Video Contest. The videos were uploaded to KCP&L’s Facebook page, and we invited all KCP&L customers to help pick the winners by voting for their favorites.

This year’s grand prize winner, Calvin Winkler from Overland Park, Ks., will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card and 6 tickets to an upcoming Royals game. Watch the winning video

Other winners include:
  • People’s ChoiceAnitra Scott from Raytown, Mo., won a $250 Visa Gift Card and 4 tickets to a Royals game.  
  • Best Safety Message: Ashlee Davis from Overland Park, Ks., won a $100 Visa Gift Card
  • Most Adorable: Joshua Weinstock from Olathe, Ks., won a $100 Visa Gift Card 
  • Most Creative: Jeff Van Bockern from Overland Park, Ks., won a $100 Visa Gift Card
Visit our YouTube page to see all the videos and brush up on your safety knowledge.

Tips to keep you safe indoors 

  • Unplug appliances and tools when not in use. Pull 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 electric 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 a downed power line or use anything to try to move it. Assume it's live, and call KCP&L to report it. Keep children and pets away from it also. 
  • 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. Plan landscaping to provide good yard-wide visibility 3-7 feet above the ground.

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