Everyone knows that you should NEVER mix electricity and water, but how can we protect against the various electrical hazards that may be present in and around marinas and boatyards?
The National Fire Protection Association has published two safety codes standards related to electrical safety near marinas and boatyards, NFPA 303, NEC Section 555 and NFPA 70. These regulations emphasize the importance of hiring qualified and experienced contractors and electricians for your marina electrical-system projects, repairs, and maintenance. In addition to hiring qualified electricians, it is important that all marina personnel and boaters are taught how to safely handle electrical components, visually identify electrical hazards, and how to properly respond to emergency situations. This will greatly reduce the risk of electric shock drowning