by , on May 31, 2010

The energized permit requirement in NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 raised hackles in the beginning but if you understand this document you can see it isn’t an arbitrary requirement to make electrical work more administratively difficult.  It is a tool to help control unwarranted live work and ensure only qualified workers performed warranted live work.

Most electrical work does not require an energized electrical permit under the standard.

Read our article on American Chronicle to see which tasks require and which do not require an electrical safe work permit under NFPA 70E and CSA Z462.

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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