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: 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: Work Dangers

Electrical Safety: Work Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and electric shock prevention tips with a special focus on work safety and the dangers you may encounter on the job and how you can protect yourself. Tips include proper maintenance and usage of working tools, extension cords and other equipment. Also mentioned is ladder safety with type of ladder to use emphasized. Also mentioned are electrical hazards possible with outlets and cautionary measure to take. When it comes to work safety, being proactive can go a long way toward protecting yourself from electrical shock. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart at your job! 

Special Thanks to SafetyandHealthmagazine.com for the article, Don’t Underestimate Electricity’s Dangers.

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Electrical Safety: Home and Work Hazards to Avoid

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on electrical hazards both on the job and in the home and what you can do to avoid them. Included are electrical hazards and injury/fatality statistics with many examples of what could have been avoided. Proper purchase, usage and maintenance of work and home power tools and electrical wiring, the protections GFCIs and AFCIs provide in the home and on the job, and how to avoid power lines both above and below ground. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both at work and at home by avoiding electrical hazards!

Special Thanks to Click Safety Training, to Pete Rice, CSP and CIH, and to ESFI for the video, How to Avoid Electrical Hazards. 

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Electrical Safety: Tips for the Holiday Season

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, shock prevention and fire prevention tips with a special focus on the holiday season and how you can protect yourself in all your festivities. Included are electrical fires statistics and ways fires can start. Tips include proper holiday light installation and usage both indoors and outdoors, power line safety, proper purchase and maintenance of electrical cords, where NOT to decorate, LED advantages, GFCI protection, the importance of smoke alarms and Christmas tree care. When you create awareness with how you decorate your home, you can help prevent fires, shock and enhance the electrical safety needed for a happy holiday. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you prepare and enjoy your holiday!

Special Thanks to GrandCanyonNews.com, to Williams-Grand Canyon News and to Phoenix Fire Department for the article, Holiday Fire Safety Urged This Season. 

Electrical Safety: Be Warm Without Hazards

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Electrical Safety: Be Warm Without Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on keeping warm this winter without the hazards associated with misuse of heating appliances. Tips include the protection of carbon monoxide detectors, proper heater maintenance and usage, proper extension cords usage, and preventing outlet overload. Where you place these heating units and how well you take care of them can mean the difference between safe and warm versus dangerous. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart this winter!

Special Thanks to KRTV.com, to Julianne Dellorso of MTN News, to Great Falls Fire Rescue,  to ESFI and NFPA for the article, Great Falls Fire Rescue Offers Residential Winter Safety Tips.