Electrical Inspector, Mr. Macgregor Williams has said that his unit continues to ensure that all licenced electricians are properly qualified and that all electrical works meet internationally accepted codes and regulations.
Mr. Williams, the Head of the Electrical Inspections Unit, is reminding all marinas, boatyards, docking facility owners, marine operators, engineers, designers and licenced electricians involved in marine electrical installation of the newly implemented requirements.
He said the new 2017 code rule requires that all overcurrent protection devices for marinas, boatyards, commercial and non-commercial docking facilities should include ground fault protection, not exceeding 30mA (milliampere) with a Class A (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) (GFCI) protection of (5mA) for most marinas and dock convenience receptacles.
He said the standard is in accordance with Reference: Article 555 of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) Retitled: “Marinas, Boatyards, and Commercial & Non-Commercial Docking Facilities.” Persons involved in shore power service docks to watercrafts are asked to adhere to such requirements as failure to do so will result in potential shock hazard and code violations.
Please contact the Electrical Inspection Unit at (284) 468-3603/3604, for further information.