OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 17 Overhead Power Lines


  • The safe limit of approach distances have been made consistent with the 2002 edition of Alberta’s Electrical and Communication Utility Code (ECUC).
  • Section 226 clarifies that the safe limit of approach distances do not apply to loads, equipment, or buildings less than 4.15 metres in height while they are being transported beneath energized overhead power lines.
  • Section 227 recognizes that special approach distances apply to electric utility workers, electric utility trimmers and qualified electrical utility workers.