Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Electrical Safety: Boaters Beware!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on boating and swimming for the holiday weekend and what you can do to protect yourself and others from electric shock in the water. Tips include power line safety and the proper distance to keep to avoid contact, what to do if the water you’re swimming in is energized, the importance of electrical inspections, what type of electrical equipment to have installed for the greatest protection and electrical hazards to avoid when in the water. Just being aware of your surroundings and taking appropriate action in the proper context can help prevent electrical shock and possible death from electrocution. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boater and swimmer this holiday weekend and always! 

Special Thanks to GRDA.com, to the Grand River Dam Authority and to ESFI for the article, Safety Tips for Boat Owners. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Electrical Safety: Prevention of Electric Shock Drowning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pool and lake safety around docks that contain electrical systems with boats in order to protect you and your loved ones from electric shock drowning (ESD). Tips include what type of electrical components should be used for the greatest protection, the importance of electrical inspections and what to do if you see someone struggling in the water to keep yourself safe and possible safe a life at the same time. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you swim in pools and lakes! 

Special Thanks to ABC3340.com, to Cynthia Gould, to Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel, to Electrician Gary Graves, to ESFI and to the Johnson family for sharing their story and for the text/video clip, Electric Shock Drowning: Hidden Danger at the Lake. 

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and even deaths in connection with electrical contact and/or electrical equipment on the job or in the home. Tips include safety with TRRs (tamper resistant receptacles), GFCIs (ground fault circuit interruptors), Surge protectors, and other equipment that can protect you from electrical shock and fire. Also shared are important safety tips regarding swimming around boat docks and in swimming pools and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water to help prevent ESD (electric shock drowning). In addition, tips for bringing your home’s electrical system up to code are also provided. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors! 

Special Thanks to Upmatters.com, to LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes and Director Keith Lambert, and to ESFI for the article, May is National Electrical Safety Month. 

Electrical Safety: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Electrical Safety: When Current Leaks In Lakes!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention word of warning with a special focus on staying out of harm’s way with boating and swimming in marinas and what you can do to protect yourself from leaking current. Explained is electric shock drowning, how it occurs and what electrical hazards are present for current to leak. GFCIs and ELCIs are mentioned as protective devices as well as rules to follow when near a lake with boats and how to respond if someone is in the process of dealing with electrical current. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a boat owner and swimmer this summer! 

Special Thanks to Brownsvilleherald.com for the the article, Electric Shock Drowning–The Hidden Dangers to Swimmers and Boaters. 

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Electrical Safety: Marinas, Boats and a Swimming Warning

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety and shock prevention cautionary word with a special focus on boats, marinas and swimming in those same waters and why it is dangerous to do so. Explained are the very real dangers of electrical current leaking into the water and what you can do to protect yourself from the possibility of electrical shock drowning. Various scenarios are offered that you might not have considered that could lead to death if the warning goes unheeded. Do what you can to keep yourself and others safe this summer, especially around boats and marina areas. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as boat owner and swimmer! 

Special Thanks to TCPalm.com, to Electrical Connections and to Mike Petengill, owner of Electrical Connections for the article, Electrical Connections warns residents of Electrical Shock Drownings. 

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Boats, Docks and Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety news story centered especially around a family’s loss due to electric shock drowning and the offering of several electrical safety tips to help prevent future deaths due to electricity being present in the water. Boat dock inspections, GFCIs used in the electrical system and repairing specific electrical hazards that may be present can help prevent electricity from entering the water. If a local swimmer enters these waters where electricity has leaked, they can become paralyzed, not being about to swim, and, thus, drown. Taking action to secure boat dock electrically can help prevent these deaths from happening in the first place. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your boats, docks and when you swim in a lake where they are present! 

Our condolences to the family who experienced profound loss with their daughter’s passing. 

Special Thanks to CBS News, to Michael Clark, and to Jimmy and Casey Johnson for this news story, Teen Dies from Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: Flooding Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Flooding Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on stormy weather and flooding that can occur as a result and how you can stay safe in such conditions. Tips include keeping your distance from power lines, how to avoid electrical shock if you’re in a boat on flooded waterways, and what NOT to do in flooded areas where electricity may be present. Water and electricity do NOT MIX, thus we must proceed with great caution when dealing with flooding contexts due to stormy weather. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during stormy weather and in its aftermath!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Flooded Waterways Too Dangerous for Boating. 

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Electrical Safety: Boating and Swimming Tips

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on prevention of electric shock drowning and how swimmers and boaters can help toward this prevention. Included is an explanation of electric shock drowning and why it can occur with the electrical systems of boats and docks, and how the swimmer can be directly impacted and drown as a result. Also mentioned are ways to help someone who is in swimming distress without becoming a victim yourself. Be sure to keep your boat and boat dock maintained to help prevent electrical current from leaking into the water and save a life! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boater to help prevent ESD!

Special Thanks to Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) for the video, Electric Shock Drowning Information from BoatUS. 

Electrical Safety: Electric Shock Drowning Cautions

Electrical Safety: Electric Shock Drowning Cautions

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrically-based news story with a special focus on electric shock drowning and what you can do to stay safe from electrical shock when swimming. This fatality story reveals the accidental death of a boat owner and how quickly electric shock can take place when in water. Tips for prevention of ESD are electrical inspections, using GFCI protection, and not swimming near boats or in marinas. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you swim and if you are a boat owner, please be sure to have your electrical system inspected and maintained to help prevent ESD. 

Our condolences to the family affected by the death mentioned in this news story. 

Special Thanks to WCCO.com, to CBS Minnesota and to Bill Hudson for the video news report, Big Lake Death Shines Spotlight on Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: ESD Story Shared to Prevent Shock

Electrical Safety: ESD Story Shared to Prevent Shock

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety word of warning with a special focus on electric shock drowning (ESD) and how you can protect yourself and your family from electric shock around boats and marinas. This electric shock drowning story is shared to help others, like boat owners and dock owners, understand the issue of electrical current leaking into fresh water and how this can be prevented. Also shared are ways to handle an  electrical emergency in the water to help prevent electric shock fatalities in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as boat and dock owners and as parents of kids who love to swim in fresh water lakes! 

Our condolences to the Johnson family featured who lost a daughter to ESD and to others who have suffered this same loss. Thank you for sharing your story. 

Special Thanks to WSB-TV and the Johnson Family for this video, Father speaks out on the dangers of electric shock drowning.