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 4-124 Work on equipment in joint use

Communication equipment and lines may be in joint use, sharing a common space with electrical equipment and lines. Prior to working on any of this equipment or lines, utility employees are required to perform tests to confirm that there are no hazardous potentials.

This requirement only applies if a utility employee is actually working on communication equipment or lines. If the utility employee is not actually working on the communication equipment or lines e.g. a lineman is simply climbing over the communication space, then testing is not required.