Directive: BC Electrical Code Section 2 general rules



Reference number
D-EL 2016-02
Revision Number
Rev 1

This directive is being issued by the provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act.

Rule 2-304 Disconnection (See Appendix B)


  1. No repairs or alterations shall be carried out on any live equipment except where complete disconnection of the equipment is not feasible.


This rule means that electrical work may only be carried out in a de-energized state, unless it can be demonstrated that the task to be performed is not feasible in a de-energized state.

Provincial Safety Manager

Electrical Safety Regulation
BC Electrical Code Regulation
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