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: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Electrical Safety: The Benefits of Proper Use and Inspections of Pools

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on swimming pools, both public and private, and what you can do to reduce, if not eliminate the risk of electric shock drowning. Tips include the benefits of GFCIs, what not to have around the pool, and why inspections are important and what should be done when one takes place. Summertime should be a fun time; taking action to be sure your pool is safe for swimming can help reduce the possibility of an electrical fatality from electrical hazards in your pool. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when swimming! 

Special Thanks to PE.com, to  Alex Groves, to Consumer Product Safety Commission, to John Norwood, executive director of the California Pool and Spa Association, to Paul Netter, spokesman of Southern California Edison, and to Dottie Merki, program chief at Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, for the article, How to Avoid Electrical Shock at Pools This Summer. 

Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid for Fire Fighters

Electrical Safety: Hazards to Avoid for Fire Fighters

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on fire fighters and the dangers they face daily. Several fire fighting scenarios with vehicle accidents or weather related issues are shared and what fire fighters need to do to protect themselves from power line fatalities and accidents. Awareness can be KEY to avoiding electrical hazard pitfalls in the face of the work task ahead. We wish all fire fighters a safe and life-saving job well done with YOUR safety in mind! Stay Electrically Safe and Smart in your workplace! 

Special Thanks to FireChief.com and to Mark van set Feyst for the article, Electric Power Safety for Fire Fighters. 

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Electrical Safety: Kids’ and Parents’ Protection

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on parents and children and how they can help each other stay safe and free of electrical accidents, injuries or worse. Tips include outdoor safety such as power line safety, electronics safety and other tips, and also indoor tips such as outlet safety, cord safety and other tips. This list is sure to be a help, especially with summertime and kids being home from school, so we can all look out for each other to help keep electricity where it belongs. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart, parents and kids! 

Special Thanks to Electrical Safety Authority for the article, Dos and Don’ts to Keep Kids Safe Around Electricity. 

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: When A Car Accident Wreaks Havoc

Electrical Safety: When A Car Accident Wreaks Havoc

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety and shock prevention tips with a special focus on car accidents that involve power poles and downed power lines and what you need to do to stay safe whether you’re in the car or are a bystander nearby. Tips include prevention of shock with downed power lines and what you need to do to avoid contact with possible energized situations and how to exit your car if it is dangerous to stay in it. Electrical shock from a downed power line can be fatal thus extreme caution is necessary to safe a life. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart when dealing with downed power lines!

Special Thanks to InsideEdison.com, to Paul Netter and ABC7 Eyewitness News for the article, Downed Power Lines: Avoiding An Electrical Accident After a Traffic Collision. 

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: Outdoor and Indoor Hazards

Electrical Safety: Outdoor and Indoor Hazards

Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety, fire and shock prevention tips with a special focus on how to prevent electrical fires in the home and electrical shock from damaged electrical wiring. Tips include safety with power lines, both above and below ground, electrical hazards that may be present, proper usage of heaters, and kids’ safety with outlets. It’s all about awareness and knowing what is dangerous and how to use electricity safely and protect yourself and your loved one from electrical hazards. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart both indoors and outdoors!

Special Thanks to NCTV17.com, Alyssa Bochenek, John Flannery, and Karyn Charvat for the article and video report, Electrical Safety Month in Naperville. 

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.