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: 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: Water Wisdom

Electrical Safety: Water Wisdom

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on the dangers of water and electricity and how you can protect yourself during the summer months when water is the center attraction. Tips include description of what electrical shock drowning can entail, safe installation of anything electrical to do with water, receptacle safety, the protection of GFCIs, proper use of appliances around water, power line safety and how a licensed electrician can help you with your electrical components around water. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this summer as you enjoy water wisdom! 

Special Thanks to Safety.af.mil and to 17th Training Wing Fire Prevention Office for the article, Electricity and Water can be Lethal. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards Awareness with Public Swimming Pools

Electrical Safety: Hazards Awareness with Public Swimming Pools

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips and issues with a special focus on public swimming pools and why awareness can help prevent electrical shock when swimming. The story shared of a recent lifeguard fatality reminds us of why we need to be extra careful in our use of public swimming pools and what an electrical inspection can do to help eliminate potential electrical hazards. Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC is dedicated to bringing you information to help keep you safe in any hazardous conditions and swimming pools carry that risk. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when using public swimming pools! 

Our condolences to the Rosoff family for the loss of their family member. 

Special Thanks to WRAL.com, to North Carolina Department of Labor, to the Rosoff Family and reporters for this video and article, As Pool Season Begins, State Warns of Potentially Life-Threatening Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Inspections and Maintenance for Pool/Dock Equipment

Electrical Safety: Inspections and Maintenance for Pool/Dock Equipment

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on boat docks and swimming pools and keeping your electrical equipment safe so the water does not become energized and create hazardous if not deadly conditions for swimmers. Tips include proper installation, repairs and maintenance on your boat dock or with your swimming pool equipment, the extra protection of GFCIs and other devices as well as cautionary measures concerning swimming and the distance needed from boat docks in order to avoid ESD (electric shock drowning). Stay Electrically Safe and Smart where you swim this summer!

Special Thanks to Newswise.com, to Donald Burke, Director of University of Alabama at Birmingham Advanced Safety and Engineering Management for the article and video, Don’t Be Shocked! Keep Your Family Safe Around Pools and Lakes This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Electrical Safety: Before You Swim

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming in the pool and how you can protect yourself from electric shock. This news story and tips is based on an electrical accident involving a father and son, one of which was fatally electrocuted from energized water. Tips include ways you can check for electrical hazards in the pool before entering and electrical issues that may be present with the pools electrical system and what is recommended to help reduce if not eliminate such hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with your swimming pool usage!

Our condolences to the McGrady family for the loss of the loved one and our wish for a speedy recovery of the other family member. 

Special Thanks to waff.com, to First Alert 48 WAFF, to reporter, Lauren Scharf and to Jeff Monroe, Owner of American’s Swimming Pool Company for the video and article, Expert Recommends Precautions to Avoid Electrical Pool Accidents. 

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: Tips on Fair Rides

Electrical Safety: Tips on Fair Rides

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on rides at local fairs as well as in amusement parks. With the season of warm weather and special events being initiated, electrical safety should be on every participant’s mind. So how can you protect yourself concerning the rides you choose to go on? Tips shared are focused on what to look for with each individual ride which will give you a clue concerning safety, inspections and hazards that may already be present that you can avoid simply by being aware. Take care as you engage with celebratory events and fun activities during these warmer months. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart with outdoor activities at the fair! 

Special Thanks to Kiro7.com, to Kiro 7 News Staff and to Washington State’s Labor and Industries for the article, How do you know a fair ride is safe? 

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Electrical Safety: How to Protect Your Home

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards that may be present and how to properly use the electrical components in your home to avoid shock and fire. Tips include proper appliance use, the protection AFCIs and GFCIs provide, electrical cord safety, and specific electrical hazards to look out for with breakers, light switches, outlets, appliances and lights. Awareness of your home’s electrical system and its components can help you stay educated and safe by implementing action steps to prevent electrical shock and fire. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your home!

Special Thanks to TheDailyNewsonline.com, to City of Batavia Fire Department and Fire Chief, Stefano Napolitano, and to NFPA and ESFI for the article, Batavia Firefighters Offer Electrical Safety Tips.