When is an energized work permit NOT required?

Energized Work Permit Not Required - NFPA-70EEnergized work permit not required, according to NFPA 70E-2015, if a qualified person is provided with and uses PPE and safe work practices under the following conditions:

  1. When testing, troubleshooting, and voltage measuring.
  2. When thermography and visual inspections are conducted as long as the restricted approach boundary (RAB) is not crossed.
  3. When entering and leaving an area with energized electrical equipment if no electrical work is performed and the RAB is not crossed.
  4. When performing general housekeeping and other non-electrical tasks, if the RAB is not crossed.

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E responds to the latest information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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