Recent media reports on drownings at or near marinas, boatyards and floating buildings have raised important questions about possible shock hazards from nearby electrical equipment.
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) will be hosting a webinar next Tuesday, February 10, at 12:30pm, to address this issue, with the ultimate goal of increased safety around electrical equipment installed and used in these vicinities.
FPRF worked with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation Inc. and CED Technologies, Inc. to develop “Assessment of Hazardous Voltage/Current in Marinas, Boatyards and Floating Buildings”, a report released last November, which works to clarify the problem through credible data, and to provide guidance towards the most appropriate mitigation measures. The webinar will review the report's findings and work to identify next steps in addressing this issue.
Because this topic has potential bearing on NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®; NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft; and NFPA 303, Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards, anyone with a vested interest in these particular codes and standards is encouraged to attend.
To participate in the webinar, click here.