Electrical Safety: Construction Cautions for Electrocution Prevention

Electrical Safety: Construction Cautions for Electrocution Prevention

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the safety of workers on constructions sites and how they can protect themselves from electrocution on the job. Tips include the purpose of GFCIs and why they are required on job sites for electric-based tools. Also included are tips about electrical cords and the reason why maintenance is so important for safety and ways you can protect your cords from damage. Worker’s safety is always of primary importance and following these standard practices can help prevent electrocution on the job. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you’re on the job!

Special Thanks to Pioneer Safety and to Seth Wehner for the video, Electrical Safety: GFCIs and Cords. 

Electrical Safety: Car Accidents and Downed Power Lines

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Electrical Safety: Car Accidents and Downed Power Lines

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on car accidents that involve downed power lines and what you can do to prevent electrical shock or electrocution that leads to fatality. Tips include steps to take when you’re in your vehicle with a downed power line, what to do if it’s dangerous to stay in the car, and what to do if you approach a situation where someone is in a car accident with a downed power line. It is imperative to follow these instructions to keep yourself out of harms’ way. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you are in a car accident or come across one!

Special Thanks to MCall.com, to The Morning Call website, to Scott Kraus, reporter, and to Doug Haupt of PPL Electric Utilities for the video demonstration and article, A Power Line Falls on Your Car, what do you do? 

Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for Older Homes

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Electrical Safety: Fire Prevention for Older Homes

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the fire risks of an older home’s electrical system and what you can do to prevent electrical fires if you own an older home. Tips include proper appliance use to as not to overload an electrical system and when to call a licensed electrician to see if you need an upgrade. Awareness of what kind of electrical system your home has and what you need to do to stay current with your electrical needs can go a long way toward prevention of fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as the owner of an older home!

Special Thanks to WALB.com, to Jim Wallace, Anchor, and to Sam Harris of the Albany Fire Department, for the report video and article, Officials Warn Residents After 2 Homes Damaged by Electrical Fire. 

 

 

Electrical Safety: Student Tips for Protection

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Electrical Safety: Student Tips for Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on protection for our students as they head back to school! Tips include extension cords safety and proper usage to avoid electrical shock and electrical fires. Also included are cautions with outlets to help prevent electrical shock. Also mentioned are tips for outdoor electrical safety around power stations and with downed power lines so as to prevent electrical shock and event fatalities! A Safety message for our students and their parents to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fires. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you head back to school, students! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com and to Grand River Dam Authority for the article, Back to School with Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Fire Cautions for Older Adults

Electrical Safety: Fire Cautions for Older Adults

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on older adults who are more at risk for fires and how they can remain safe. Tips include cooking safety and proper use of space heaters plus other possible sources of fire. Smoke alarms are also mentioned. Be proactive in keeping the older adults in your life safe from fires and electrical hazards. If you are an older adult, follow these cautions for a safe and comfortable living. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart! 

Special Thanks to FEMA for the video, Fire Safety for Older Adults. 

Electrical Safety: A Fire Tip for Kids

Electrical Safety: A Fire Tip for Kids

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical and fire safety word for KIDS and their parents. It’s very important for every family to have fire safety plan to exit the home in case of fire, and this song provides a tip about having two ways out of your home in case of fire.  Enjoy the music, dancing and remember to have two ways out of your home and a fire safety plan. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a family no matter where you live!

Special Thanks to National Fire Protection Association for the video, Sparky Music Video: Have Two Ways Out. 

Electrical Safety: A Back to School Scenario

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Electrical Safety: A Back to School Scenario

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on back to school time and how you can protect your kids from electrical hazards as you get them ready for school. 

Mornings can be a real challenge when school is back in session, especially if you have more than one child to ready. Keeping an eye on how your kids are occupying themselves while you make breakfast, pack lunches, and gather their gear can be difficult with so much going on. 

So how can you protect your kids in the midst of such busyness? 

Turn off burners on the stove if you have to leave the room to assist someone finding something they must bring to school. Cooking fires are easy to avoid when we stay in the kitchen or remove the power to the source if we must exit. And always have a kitchen-rated fire extinguisher handy just in case! 

Keep those small appliances clean especially when you use them regularly for heating up coffee in the microwave and making morning toast for your kids before they head off to school. 

Have tamper resistant receptacles installed in your home by a licensed electrician if you don’t have them installed already; this will protect your kids from electrical shock if they attempt to play with these outlets while you’re busy packing their lunch for the school day. 

It can be so helpful when we know the best electrical safety practices we can instill into our morning routines as we ready our kids for school to help prevent electrical fires and electrical shock. 

Make your morning routine safe and efficient while keeping your kids out of harms’ way. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a parent as you protect your kids during school prep time! 

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Electrical Safety: Power Line Dangers to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Power Line Dangers to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on the dangers of power lines, whether up on utility poles, around your neighborhood or in your backyard. Tips include the proper distance to keep you safe, especially if you’re working with ladders, tools or a shovel to dig under ground. Keep these safety tips in mind no matter where you are and keep your distance to avoid electrical shock or even fatality. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever power lines are present!

Special Thanks to American Electric Power (AEP) for the video, AEP Shares Power Line Safety Tips. 

Electrical Safety: Back to School Tips for Kids

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Electrical Safety: Back to School Tips for Kids

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on kids’ safety during back-to-school time and how they can stay safe both indoors and outdoors. Tips include safety around power lines and outdoor electrical equipment, playing safely outdoors, safety with indoor electrical equipment such as outlets, electrical cords and appliances. Parents are offered tips on what they can teach their kids as they head back to school so they can be safe both at home and abroad. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Kids and listen to your parents when they teach you about electrical safety!

Special Thanks to BusinessWire.com and to PG&E for the article, Reading, Writing and Readiness: PG&E Urges Parents, Students to be Safe as the School Year Starts. 

Electrical Safety: College Cautions in the Dorm

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Electrical Safety: College Cautions in the Dorm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical and fire safety tips with a special focus on college students and their dorm rooms and ways they can help prevent electrical hazards in their college space. Tips include proper purchase, placement, use and maintenance of extension cords, power strips, appliances, outlets and other electrical equipment to help prevent electrical shock and electrical fires due to overheating and damage. Being aware of what can cause an electrical shock or electrical fire in their dorm rooms will help them make wiser choices with how they handle electrical equipment in their space and stay safe and students. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, Students, as you head back to your learning environment and hang out with your roommates and friends! Good Luck from Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC! 

Special Thanks to BooneCountryConnection.com and to Cuivre River Electric Cooperative for the article, Cuivre River Urges College Students To Be Safe with Electricity.