What to do if your child gets an electric shock

Advice from the British Red Cross on what to do if your child gets an electric shock

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If your child gets an electric shock:

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  • If possible, turn off the power. If not, remove the source from your child with a non-conductive item, such as a wooden broom, and stand on dry insulation material such as a telephone directory
  • Tilt her head back and look and feel for breaths. If she’s breathing, roll her on her side, tilt her head back again and call 999
  • If she’s not breathing, call 999 then push in the middle of her chest and release (for under-ones use two fingers). Continue until help arrives.
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For more information visit the British Red Cross site.

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