Do not use electric cable runs to hoist or
support any weight.
Do not use the wireways for storage.
Do not permit water to get into electrical
Remember, a flame, spark, or lighted
cigarette can cause a disastrous battery
Remember, electrolyte from a storage
battery can cause severe burns and can
damage equipment and clothing.
When you repair equipment that is driven
by a motor, have an electrician disconnect
the circuit and tag it as out of commission.
Do not start or operate electrical equip-
ment when flammable vapors are present.
Learn the electrical safety precautions
applicable to your assigned duties and duty
station. By thoroughly understanding elec-
trical safety precautions, you will help
prevent injury to yourself and damage to
If YOU are ever in doubt about the
operating condition of electrical equip-
ment, CALL AN ELECTRICIAN.
This chapter has introduced you to shipboard
electrical equipment and systems. It has given
you information about electricity, generators,
shipboard power distributions, electric motors,
controllers, batteries, port able electrical equip-
ment, shipboard electrical systems and con-
nections, and electrical safety precautions. You
should pay particular attention to the safety
precautions that have been included within this
chapter and in all other chapters. Even though
electricity has made our lives easier, it can kill you
in an instant if it is not used properly.