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 4-090 Proceeding with work

Subrules (1) and (2) describe various responsibilities that ensure that there is always someone in charge at the worksite.

After the protective grounds have been connected, the qualified utility employee in charge is authorized to work on or near the isolated and grounded electrical equipment or lines. Before performing work, or directing the work of utility employees on isolated and grounded electrical equipment or lines, each utility employee in charge must first get direction from the qualified utility employee. The utility employee in charge and the utility employee can only work on isolated and grounded circuits; they are not authorized to work on energized equipment.