Kids safety

Safety Heroes primary school education program

Safety Heroes is an educational program delivered by Energex and Ergon Energy that helps teach primary school students how electricity works and how to behave safely around electrical equipment.

In 2017, the program will be held in primary schools across Queensland during Electricity Safety Week - 4 to 8 September 2017 (Week 9, Term 3).

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.

What's new in 2017

This year we're running two fantastic competitions with a prize pool of $5,500 up for grabs. Don't miss out! Encourage your students to enter for a chance to WIN prizes for themselves, their class and their school.

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 align with the curriculum requirements of Queensland schools and will help teachers meet outcomes in the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education for F-6.

It's easy to get involved

Registrations to receive a free resource pack will open to primary schools in Queensland closer to the date. Resource packs contain an activity booklet for P-6, USB with interactive whiteboard lessons for Year 6, student prizes, merit certificate, posters, stickers and more.

How to register

  1. Register your school by emailing your name, school and postal address to by Friday, 18 August 2017 so your pack can be delivered in time.
  2. Follow our Facebook Event – we'll be sharing all the Electricity Safety Week activities across the state.
  3. Enter our competitions for a chance to WIN great prizes.
  4. Encourage your school community to get involved in Electricity Safety Week!

Teaching resources

Electricity Safety Week – Prep to Year 6

To view the resources and download a copy ahead of Electricity Safety Week:

Electricity and Safety Unit – Year 6

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.

To view the Year 6 resources and download a copy:

Competition details

For students in Prep to Yr 2 *

Create a drawing of a favourite Safety Hero character being safe using a pencil, crayon, paint or digital.

Students could win one of three $100 Family movie passes* and your class could win one of three $100 credit cards* to be used for a class outing /
activity at your discretion.

For students in Yr 3 to Yr 6 *

Suggest a name for one, or all three of the Safety Hero characters, along with a short story (50 – 100 words) about the character and why the name was chosen.

Students could win one of three iPad Mini* with a RRP $579 (128GB), your class could win one of three $250 credit cards* to be used for a class outing/activity at your discretion and your school could win one of three $750 credit cards* for resources for school library or other ‘all of school’ project.

Entry guidelines

Entries close for both competitions at 5pm on Friday 4 August 2017 and the consent form will be part of the entry and must be completed for each entry.  Winners will be announced on Monday 14 August 2017.


Complete your entry

Ensure the following information is included:

  • Student’s name
  • Year
  • Teacher’s name
  • School name
  • School contact phone number
  • School contact email address

Ensure the student consent form is completed and signed by the student’s parent. Scan the entry and the signed consent form and email to the Safety Heroes team or send the entry and signed consent form to:

Safety Heroes team
PO Box 358



Help promote the competition with your colleagues, friends and family, download our competition flyer today!

More fun stuff

To help you discover how to stay safe around electricity, we've created some fun Safety Hero activities that you can do by yourself, play with your friends, or do with a little help from Mum and Dad.