How is your marina preventing accidental electrical current leaks? Are you doing everything possible to create a safe environment at your marina to prevent electrical shock drowning?
Marinas like yours, shoulder a serious responsibility to protect boaters and guests. That includes complying with evolving regulations and preventing fatal risk. As a specialist in ELCI (Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter) and ground fault protection devices, North Shore Safety designs and manufactures standard and custom electrical safety products for the marine industry that can weather the storm and provide peace of mind.
Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) is the result of the passage of a typically low level AC current through the body with sufficient force to cause skeletal muscular paralysis, rendering the victim unable to help himself / herself, while immersed in fresh water, eventually resulting in drowning of the victim. Higher levels of AC current in the water will also result in electrocution. Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) has become the catch all phrase that encompasses all in-water shock casualties and fatalities.
Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association: https://www.electricshockdrowning.org/
Test data shows that most stray electrical current in marina waters comes from boats. How is your marina addressing this risk?
Signs alone are not enough. People still end up in the water from accidental falls, not seeing, or simply ignoring the signs.