OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition

Rule 4-106 Connecting to an energized circuit

Because it is possible for there to be electrical potential on the isolated circuit, the connecting conductor or device must be connected to the isolated electrical equipment or lines before being connected to the energized circuit. Doing so prevents the possibility of having a live connecting conductor or device in the work area.