‘Prioritise safety during CNY celebrations’

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

TENAGA Nasional Berhad (TNB) is advising the public to refrain from hanging Chinese New Year decorations anywhere near TNB wires and cables, to ensure public safety during the festive season.

In a media statement, the utility company advised the public to be cautious and be aware of potential risks that could endanger their lives if they were to put up decorations, particularly lanterns, near power lines.

TNB chief corporate officer Datuk Roslan Ab Rahman said placing festive decorations on electrical wires and cables was very dangerous as these could result in accidents due to electric shock or cause disruption to electricity supply.

“During this exciting period of preparations for the upcoming celebrations to usher in the Year of the Rat, we suggest that all consumers follow and prioritise electrical safety, ” he said.

Hanging decorations in safety hazard areas which interfere with electrical installation violates Section 37 of the Electricity Supply Act 1990.

Roslan said TNB would monitor and carry out operations to remove festive decorations if they were found to be hazardous to the public.

He also advised the public to follow the necessary precautions when securing electrical appliances and when dealing with electrical cables.

For details, call 15454 (TNB Careline) or visit TNB’s Facebook careline to report any electrical safety hazard.

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