Jack and Ella live near a busy railway line so they know how to stay safe around railway lines!
They call themselves ‘The Track Pack’ and they like to help others learn about how to be safe around railway tracks.
In this episode, Jack and Ella need reminding that you always need to be aware of the dangers of the railway as you can sometimes put yourself in harms way without realising it!
Why do I need to worry about the dangers of the railway if I stay off the tracks?
Because danger can sometimes come when you don’t expect it or aren’t even thinking about it.
In the video, Ella followed all the rules and kept away from the railway lines but she still accidentally put herself in harm’s way.
Electricity can jump so even though Ella was far away from the overhead lines, that power the trains, her balloons were getting very close to the wires. If they had gotten too close, the electricity could have travelled through the balloons, down the strand and into Ella to give her a nasty shock.
So I shouldn’t have balloons near a railway?
It’s always a good idea to stay away from train tracks when you have balloons or are flying a kite.
If you do need to walk by though, keep balloons close to you so they aren’t flying about all over the place or give them to an adult to hold.
Can I join The Track Pack?
Yes! All you have to do is be safe around railways and tell others to do the same!
Find more from the Track Pack by clicking here.
You can hear more from Jack and Ella as well as finding out more about Britain’s railways by listening to the podcasts below.