The electricity and natural gas that we produce and deliver help bring wonderful benefits to millions of people. But they also must be treated with care and respect. That’s why the safety of our employees, customers and the public is a top priority.
Here you’ll find some educational (and fun!) resources to help communicate important safety messages at home or in your classroom. Consumers Energy offers two free programs you can use to help meet the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) of the Michigan Curriculum Framework and the Core Common State Standards..
This award-winning program, geared for grades 3 and 4, can help identify electrical hazards in your neighborhoods.
This in-class program is designed for elementary students and explains why we use small colored flags to mark the presence of buried natural gas lines and other utility services.
There’s information on what to do, and NOT to do, if children should come across a downed electric wire.
Trees add beauty to our communities, but it’s important to choose the right tree for the right place. This section explains why we trim trees near power lines and offers safe places to plant trees. We’ll also show you how to stay safe around our meters and other equipment in your neighborhood.
We require all Consumers Energy employees and contractors to carry an ID badge with their name and photo. Never let anyone into your home or school if they won’t show you photo identification.
We hope you and your students or children enjoy exploring these features together. If you have any suggestions for topics that you can't find our our website, please let us know! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.