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Directive: BC Electrical Code Section 2 general rules

Directive

Directive: BC Electrical Code Section 2 general rules

March 1, 2016

Directive
Electrical

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)

Rule:

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

Interpretation:

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

References:
Electrical Safety Regulation
BC Electrical Code Regulation
IB-EL 2016-05 -BC Electrical Code – section 2 General Rules