Remember safety first  Failure to follow guidelines can result in an increased risk of injury.  Prevent Accidental Contact with Energized Conductors:  Maintain enclosures to guard against accidental contact with energized conductors. Fasten and latch securely all covers and doors on equipment. To learn more about other safety maintenance procedures and…

Remember safety first  Electrical Equipment Maintenance Tip:  Follow Manufacturer Instructions and Industry Standards.  Maintain circuit breakers, relays, and other overcorrect protective devices according to manufacturer’s instructions and industry standards, such as NETA. Record All Events in Detail. Document all maintenance, tests, and inspections. To learn more about other safety maintenance…

Important Electric Safety Tip: Labeling Electrical Equipment Allows Employees to Quickly Assess the Equipment's Maintenance Label Electrical Equipment with Date of Testing & Condition Use test or calibration labels to indicate the date of testing and condition of the equipment that has been field maintained. single line diagram, where provided, for…

Two Important General Maintenance Requirements from NFPA 70E-2015: A single line diagram, where provided, for the electrical system, shall be maintained in a legible condition and kept current. Electrical equipment is to be maintained in according to the manufacturers’ instructions or industry consensus  standards to reduce the risk associated with…

Electrical Safety Tip: Reclose Circuits After De-energizing After a circuit is de-energized by operation of a circuit protective device (i.e. circuit breaker, fuse, etc.), the circuit should not be manually reenergized until it has been determined that it is safe to reenergize the circuit and equipment. Repetitive manual reclosing of…

Interlocks for Safety Safety Interlocks help prevent harm to its operator and to the system itself. Safety Interlocks are not to be defeated or bypassed. The only exception is for a qualified person working inside the restricted approach boundary. They must have sole control over the equipment and only temporarily…

Clear a Space for Safety When working around energized electric equipment clear a space and do not use it for storage.  Required codes and standards specify designated working space shall not be used for storage such as janitorial equipment. This allows for safe operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. To…

The following are important safety precautions for personnel activities around electrical hazards: Alertness – employees shall not be permitted within limited approach boundaries or arc flash boundaries when impaired due to illness, fatigue, or other reasons. Blind reaching – do not reach blindly into areas that may contain exposed energized…