Electrical Safety: Cautions for Your Holiday

Electrical Safety: Cautions for Your Holiday

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on your holiday activities and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the hazards of electric shock drowning.

As we enjoy the environment with friends and family during the holiday, we often engage in relaxing activities such as being by the poolside, going swimming or boating as summer weather beckons us.

We would like to offer three cautions for your weekend engagements to help you prevent an accident, injury or even death due to electrical shock.

When you sit by the pool, be sure to keep your distance from the pool water if you have electrical appliances of any kind or if you are using your cell phone plugged in to charge. Water and electricity do not mix.

If your children or grandchildren are playing outside in the sprinkler, be sure not to allow any electrical items in the vicinity, thus turning the play area into an electrical hazard ripe for shock, which could lead to death.

If you are enjoying some boating time in a marina area, be sure not to go swimming in that area since there is always the possibility of electrical current being present, which could lead to electric shock drowning. Again, water and electricity do not mix.

Enjoy your holiday keeping these cautions in mind for you and your loved ones and Stay Electrically Safe and Smart!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC wishes all a Electrically Safe and Smart Holiday weekend!

 

 

 

 

Electrical Safety: Shock Hazards Explained

Electrical Safety: Shock Hazards Explained

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on prevention of electric shock drowning now that temperatures are on the rise and summer is appearing. NFPA shares information to help you stay safe when you swim, letting you know what’s safe and what isn’t. It pays to pay attention because once a shock occurs, there’s no going back. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer and choose safe places to swim!

Special Thanks to NFPA for the video: Electric Shock Drowning-WHAT IS IT?

Electrical Safety: Just in Time for Swimming!

Electrical Safety: Just in Time for Swimming!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in lakes and pools and how to prevent shock just in time for the holiday weekend. Tips include a description of electric shock drowning including what it is, how it happens and how to avoid electrical current in the water. Also included are tips on preventing electric shock with your boat for those swimming nearby or with the pool in your backyard. GFCIs and the importance of inspections are highlighted as ways to prevent electric shock drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you go swimming and boating this weekend!

Special Thanks to MDJOnline.com, to MDJ Staff and to NFPA for the article, NFPA offers tips to avoid electric shock hazards in pools and at marinas during summer months.

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Electrical Safety: Water Warnings for Swimmers and Boaters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on lakes and pools and how you can protect yourself from electric shock drowning, whether as a swimmer or boater. Tips include information on when electric shock drowning can occur, what to do if you feel tingling in the water, the importance of having a qualified electrician do installation, and what inspections are recommended to keep your electrical system safe and well maintained. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as a swimmer and boat owner! 

Special Thanks to MyValleyNews.com, to NFPA and ESFI, and to Lorraine Carli, Vice President of NFPA’s Outreach and Advocacy for the article, NFPA and ESFI work to reduce fatalities caused by electric shock drowning in pools and at marinas. 

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Electrical Safety: Beware, Swimmers, Pet and Boat Owners!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips for swimmers, boat owners and pet owners with a emphasizing caution on avoiding electric shock drowning and what you can do to avoid such an electrical hazard that can lead to fatality. Tips include where it’s okay to swim and what to do if you experience electrical current in the water, what to have installed on your boat’s electrical system, and what to do if someone is being shocked in the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whether you swim, boat or bring your pet to enjoy summertime activities in the water! 

Special Thanks to Upnorthlive.com and to Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the article, DNR Offers Tips on How to Prevent Electric Shock Drowning. 

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Electrical Safety: How to Avoid Hazards in the Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on how to avoid electric shock drowning wherever you go swimming. Tips include a description of how electric shock drowning can happen including hazards that are in the water, what to do if you are in the water getting shocked and what to do if someone else is in the water being shocked. Also included are tips for electrical installation near water to prevent electric shock drowning. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart wherever you swim and if you are a boat or pool owner!

Special Thanks to GlobeNewsWire.com, to SafeElectricity.org, to Molly Hall, Executive Director of The Energy Education Council, and to the Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association for the article, Help Prevent Electric Shock Drowning, Swimming Tragedies. 

Electrical Safety: Pools, Boats, Swimmers, and Summer

Electrical Safety: Pools, Boats, Swimmers, and Summer

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on all things summer: hot tubs, pools, marinas, boating and swimming, with your electrical safety in mind. Tips include an explanation of electric shock drowning and what can initiate such an electrical hazard and how you can protect yourself from such a problem, especially with new installation of electrical equipment and maintenance of that equipment. Hazards that could be present are mentioned so you know what to look out for. When it comes to summer time activities, being aware of your surroundings and being sure all is the way it should be with your electrical systems can reduce or eliminate the possibility of electric shock risk. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer! 

Special Thanks to Fox21News.com, to Alexa Mae Asperin, to NFPA, to ESFI, and to Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for the article, Tips for swimmers, pool and boat owners on avoiding potential electrical hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Prevention of ESD

Electrical Safety: Prevention of ESD

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on keeping oneself and loved ones safe when swimming this summer and how you can prevent electric shock drowning from happening to you! Tips include why and where swimming deaths can occur through ESD, type of electrical system with boats and boat docks, GFCI protection, and how to help a struggling swimmer to help prevent your own ESD. Awareness of your surroundings and how you go about your activities can go a long way toward prevention of electrical hazards and fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you swim this summer!

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares condolences to the families effected by recent ESD fatalities of family members. 

Special Thanks to tradeonlytoday.com, to Eric Colby, to American Boat and Yacht Council President, John Adey and to BoatUS for the article, Electrical Deaths Raise Awareness as Summer Starts. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards by the Water

Electrical Safety: Hazards by the Water

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips and a news story of an electric shock drowning fatality and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you. Tips include marina dangers that can lurk in the water, what to do if someone is being shocked in the water, and what you should do as a boat/boat dock/lift owner to be sure any electrical system components are working properly to help avoid electrical energy from entering the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you swim and go boating this summer! 

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC offers condolences to the family affected by child fatality. 

Special Thanks to app.com, to Asbury Park Press, to Katie Park, Amanda Ogelsby, and Lisa R Kruse, to Mayor Thomas Kelaher and to ESFI for the article, Boat Lift involved in fatal electrocution of girl was corroded, Mayor Said. 

Electrical Safety: The Dangers of Marinas

Electrical Safety: The Dangers of Marinas

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on marinas, that lovely place where boats and their electrical systems are kept and why and how you should protect yourself from electric shock drowning. Tips include an explanation of what ESD is and how it can affect you and what you should do to avoid it. Caution is greatly emphasized when playing in marinas and how you should choose your activity concerning the water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer when you spend time boating and near marinas! 

Special Thanks to NewYork.legalexaminer.com, to Eric T. Chaffin, Attorney, to NFPA and to ESFI for the article, Over 1,000 People Hurt in Marinas Every Year. Stay Safe! 

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