BC Electrical Code Section 2 General Rules

29 February 2016

Reference #:  D-EL 2016-02

This Directive is being issued by a provincial safety manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act.

This Directive supersedes Directive D-EL 2013-01.

Rule 2-304 Disconnection (See Appendix B)

Rule:

(1) No repairs or alterations shall be carried out on any live equipment except where complete disconnection of the equipment is not feasible.

Interpretation:

This rule is interpreted as meaning that electrical work may only be carried out in a de-energized state, unless it can be demonstrated that the task to be performed is not possible in a de-energized state.

References:

B.C. Reg. 100/2004       Electrical Safety Regulation
C22.1-15                        BC Electrical Code Regulation
IB-EL 2016-05                BC Electrical Code – Section 2 General Rules

Ulrich Janisch
Provincial Safety Manager - Electrical