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 4-080 Isolation

To safely isolate equipment and lines, workers must follow the isolation procedure in the step-by-step sequence described in rules 4-082 to 4-098. Because of conditions related to the work or worksite, a qualified utility employee may be switching at one location and another qualified utility employee testing for potential. In this case each employee completes a portion of the step-by-step sequence, in the correct sequence. In another case a qualified utility employee may switch, then test for potential on the same pole, then ground, and finally tag when he or she comes down the pole.