HILCO’S electrical safety programs are designed to educate the public (children and adults) on electrical safety and future careers in the electrical industry.
Two programs the cooperative has in place to help achieve this are: the high-voltage electric safety arching demonstration and career fair. These programs are available, free of charge, for community and civic organizations as well as schools.
HILCO’s arching demonstration delivers a firsthand look at the power of electricity and the dangers associated with electricity and power line hazards. The live demonstration shows how electricity can arc and the affect it has on materials such as clothing, trees, and rubber gloves. Also included in this demonstration is a discussion on the basics of electricity.