OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009

Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition


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Rule 4-00 Scope


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Rule 4-002 Duties


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Rule 4-004 Interpretation of Rules


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Rule 4-006 Duties


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Rule 4-008 Instruction


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Rule 4-010 Visitors


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Rule 4-012 Employee in charge


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Rule 4-014 Work area


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Rule 4-016 Coordination


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Rule 4-018 Fire extinguishers


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Rule 4-20 Equipment supply


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Rule 4-022 Training and space


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Rule 4-024 Identification


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Rule 4-026 Rescue training


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Rule 4-028 Prohibited equipment


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Rule 4-30 Duties


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Rule 4-032 Instruction


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Rule 4-034 Authorized entry


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Rule 4-036 Hazard report


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Rule 4-038 Equipment


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Rule 4-040 Clothing


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Rule 4-042 Climbing


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Rule 4-044 Climbing spurs


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Rule 4-046 Carrying tools


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Rule 4-048 Standards


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Rule 4-060 Authorization to perform operations or work


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Rule 4-062 Authorization to work


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Rule 4-064 Identification


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Rule 4-066 Duties of an operator-in-charge


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Rule 4-068 Duties of a qualified utility employee in charge


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Rule 4-070 Repeating messages


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Rule 4-072 Handling underground electrical equipment


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Rule 4-074 Disconnecting devices


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Rule 4-076 Air gap devices


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Rule 4-078 Non-air gap devices


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Rule 4-080 Isolation


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Rule 4-084 Tagging


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Rule 4-086 Test for potential


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Rule 4-088 Installing protective grounds


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Rule 4-090 Proceeding with work


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Rule 4-092 Restoring equipment to operating conditions


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Rule 4-094 Removing protective grounds


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Rule 4-096 Tag removed


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Rule 4-098 Closing switches


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Rule 4-100 Transfer of work permission


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Rule 4-102 Transfer of work permission


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Rule 4-104 Blocking reclosing devices


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Rule 4-106 Connecting to an energized circuit


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Rule 4-108 Disconnecting from an energized circuit


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Rule 4-110 Switches on energized equipment


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Rule 4-112 Conductors


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Rule 4-114 Current transformers


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Rule 4-116 Capacitor banks


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Rule 4-118 Fuses


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Rule 4-120 Work on equipment below 750 V


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Rule 4-122 Contact with equipment below 750V


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Rule 4-124 Work on equipment in joint use


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Rule 4-126 Communication lines, cable


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Rule 4-128 Overhead lines in joint use


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Rule 4-130 General application


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Rule 4-132 Utility employee distances


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Rule 4-134 Tree work distances


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Rule 4-136 Qualified utility employee distances


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Rule 4-138 Employee in training


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Rule 4-140 Rubber glove work


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Rule 4-142 Working from a structure


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Rule 4-144 Exception


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Rule 4-146 Employee in training


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Rule 4-148 Barehand techniques


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Rule 4-150 Employee in training


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Rule 4-152 Application


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Rule 4-154 Employer duties


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Rule 4-156 Qualified utility employee duties


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Rule 4-158 Training


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Rule 4-160 Work standards


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Rule 4-162 Exceptions


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Rule 4-164 Exceptions


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Rule 4-166 Insulating cover-up


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Rule 4-168 Rated insulating devices


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Rule 4-170 Live line tool work


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Rule 4-172 Distances


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Rule 4-174 Tools


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Rule 4-176 Gloves prohibited


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Rule 4-178 Rubber glove work


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Rule 4-180 Rubber gloves


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Rule 4-182 Work from uninsulated surface


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Rule 4-184 Barehand work


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Rule 4-186 Insulating devices


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Rule 4-188 Barehand techniques


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Rule 4-190 Work methods


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Rule 4-192 Flashover prevention


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Rule 4-194 Safety rules and electrical transportation systems


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Rule 4-196 Electrical transportation right-of-way


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Rule 4-198 Electrical transportation tunnels


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Rule 4-200 Applicability


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Rule 4-202 Worker requirements


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Rule 4-204 Control of tree work


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Rule 4-206 Aerial tree trimming


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Rule 4-208 Non-aerial trimming


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Rule 4-210 Establish voltage


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Rule 4-212 Establishing procedures


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Rule 4-214 Tree handling


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Rule 4-216 Duties of worker in charge


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Rule 4-218 Trimming above electrical equipment


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Rule 4-220 Worker in training


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Rule 4-222 Insulating devices


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Rule 4-224 Trimmer approach limit


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Rule 4-226 Climbing tree distance


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Rule 4-228 Trimming tree distance