The 2017 National Electric Code that became effective December 31st now includes new language that will affect dock and boat lift permitting for single family, multi-family and commercial facilities that have new electrical installed. ALL docks and boatlifts will be required to have code complaint signage if new electrical wiring is installed beyond the seawall or waters edge.
555.24 Signage - Permanent safety signs shall be installed to give notice of electrical shock hazard risks to persons using or swimming near a boat dock or marina and shall comply with all of the following:
- The signage shall comply with 110.21(B)(1) and be of sufficient durability to withstand the environment.
- The signs shall be clearly visible from all approaches to a marina or boatyard facility.
- The signs shall state “WARNING – POTENTIAL SHOCK HAZARD - ELECTRICAL CURRENTS MAY BE PRESENT IN THE WATER.”
Example sign only: