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: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Electrical Safety: A Safety Checklist for the Farm

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares an electrical safety checklist for fire and shock prevention with a special focus on the farm and what should be checked to determine if any electrical hazards are present. The check list includes questions about outlets, wiring, cords, power tools, equipment, power lines and more. Before starting any day on farm, electrical safety should be of paramount importance and awareness of any possible electrical hazards is key toward prevention of harm, accidents and even fatalities. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when working on the farm! 

Special Thanks to umash.umn.edu for the article and additional resources, Farm Safety Check: Electrical Safety. 

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: When A School Bus Is Endangered

Electrical Safety: When A School Bus Is Endangered

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on School Bus Safety and what you can do to keep yourself and the children safe if you have contact with a power line. Encountering a power line while carrying kids on a school bus can create a panicked situation, but if you stay calm and follow the instructions provided in this video, you will lessen the chance of electrical shock to you or to the passengers on your bus. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart whenever encountering a power line danger! 

Special Thanks to Safe Electricity for the video, 2017 TLC “Safe on the Bus.” 

Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Power Line Pointers When Working Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on outdoor safety around power lines when doing spring related work on your home. Tips include how to approach your outdoor job before getting started, how far of a distance to keep from power lines and more. It pays to stay aware of where power lines are located so you can proceed with caution and avoid unnecessary contact, which can be fatal. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart as you work outdoors in the spring! 

Special Thanks to Windsor.ctvnews.ca and to Colleen MacDonald of CTV Windsor for the article, Electrical Utilities Warn of the Dangers of Overhead Power Lines. 

Electrical Safety: When Students Learn The Dangers

Electrical Safety: When Students Learn The Dangers

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention information and tips with special focus on a current event for students and how they learned about electrical safety indoors and outdoors. Tips included power line safety, space heater safety and the importance of smoke alarms in the home. A Video is provided showing the students learning about electrical safety through the National Theatre for Children performance and through school activities. When our children are taught electrical safety, everyone benefits and they can be empowered to stay safe and know what dangers lurk with electricity all around them. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, students! 

Special Thanks to PAHomePage.com, to Jayne Ann Bugda, to Cody Butler, to Priestly Elementary School, and to PPL for the article and video of this current event, PPL Gives a Lesson in Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Both Indoors and Outdoors

Electrical Safety: Both Indoors and Outdoors

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire prevention and shock prevention tips with a special focus on indoor and outdoor scenarios that could spark an electrical hazard and how you can protect yourself. Tips include power line safety, different types of plugs for indoor versus outdoor usage, protecting yourself with tree trimming, kids safety when playing outdoors, how to avoid electric shock hazards, proper space heater usage, storm safety with power lines and flooding safety both indoors and outdoors. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in any scenario that can present an electrical hazard for you!

Special Thanks to Newlook.dteenergy.com and to DTE Energy for the article, Electrical Safety. 

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Electrical Safety: Severe Weather Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on severe weather and the hazards that can present themselves that you need to protect yourself from. Tips include how to handle your appliances with a power outage, dealing with your electrical system when there’s flooding, GFCI protection, power line safety after the storm, whether on foot or in a vehicle, and safe generator usage. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during and after severe weather, both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Be Prepared for Severe Storms. 

Electrical Safety: Winter Weather Advisory

Electrical Safety: Winter Weather Advisory

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on winter weather and the hazards associated with such an occurrence. Tips include power line safety whether you’re on foot or in a vehicle and how to handle such an emergency. Tips also include how to protect your electronics if the power goes out so as to prevent damage. Also included are tips for preparing before the storm so you’re ready and safe. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart during winter weather and its aftermath!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for this article, Weathering a Winter Storm. 

Electrical Safety: Storms and Power Outages

Electrical Safety: Storms and Power Outages

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on stormy weather and when the power goes out. Tips include power line safety and what distance is safe from both the power lines and anything in the vicinity. Also mentioned are precautions concerning power issues when water is present due to flooding and what the proper recovery process is, especially concerning damaged electrical components, such as appliances and electronics. Also mentioned are tips for proper usage of generators when the power goes out. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when you encounter stormy weather and its aftermath!

Special Thanks to SafeElectricity.org for the article, Know How to Stay Safe During a Power Outage.