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 4-122 Contact with equipment below 750V

Utility employees can only contact isolated electrical equipment or lines operating at less than 750 volts if the equipment or lines have been potential tested, grounded, or both. Potential testing and grounding are additional checks to confirm that the equipment or lines are safe to contact without workers having to use rubber gloves.

A voltmeter or potential testing device must be used to positively identify that the equipment or lines are safe to contact.