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Northgate Electric Ltd. Contents of Policies and Procedures


Legal references:

1. Canadian Electrical Safety Code (Canadian Electrical Safety Code)

2. CSA 22.2 No.950 / UL1950 – 'Safety of Information Technology Equipment, Including Electrical Business Equipment.'
3. ASTM Specifications for PPE for Electrical Work
4. IEC 1010 and CAT(category) III Standards for Equipment
5. NFPA 70B -'Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance'
6. NFPA 70E-'Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace'
7. ASTM -ASTM International / American Society for Testing and Materials
8. CSA -CSA International / Canadian Standards Association
9. IEC -International Electrotechnical Commission
10. NFPA -National Fire Protection Association
11. UL -Underwriter Laboratories Inc.

This reference material is titled 'Supplemental Policies' and 'Supplemental Procedures' because the assumption has been made that the employer using this information already has an Electrical Policy and Procedures as well as a Lockout Policy and Procedures.

Some definitions:

Some suggested content for:

Policies -Energized Electrical Systems


Electrical Test Equipment Inspections

Some suggested content for:

Procedures -Energized Electrical Systems


When working on an electrical system always consider exposed electrical parts to be 'live' until you have personally ensured that they have been properly disconnected and locked/tagged out and it has been verified that the equipment is off and all components which could store a charge have been discharged!

Electrical wiring and equipment may be:

1. De-energized:
Which means that any source of energy (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, chemical, hydraulic) has been removed, lock/tagged out, and the removal or 'isolation' has been verified or 'guaranteed' before the work is started. Lockout/Tagout (see Lockout Procedures) is the placement of a padlock and/or a warning tag on an energy-isolating device (disconnect) which ensures that equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed.

2. Energized (live):
This means that the equipment is energized, or some energized parts of the equipment, have either not had all sources of electrical power turned off, or is not locked/ tagged out, or are in the 'on' position. Live parts which a worker could make contact with must always be turned off and de-energized unless:

1. The de-energization of the equipment is not possible, due to the design of the equipment or the necessity of checking a power source or power function.
2. The de-energization of the equipment will cause an additional or increased hazard such as deactivation of emergency alarm systems, shutdown of hazardous location ventilation systems, or removal of illumination for an area.

If it is determined that work on energized electrical equipment is necessary, safe work practices, as outlined in these policies and procedures, must be followed to prevent injury or death while the work is in process. Safe work practices include following safe procedures, using the correct personal protective equipment, using insulated tools, ensuring a 'safety monitor' is present, and having an emergency plan in place and ensuring appropriate on the job training had taken place.


Northgate Electric (GP) Ltd

12625 99 Street

Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 5Z4

Other Address:

10913 104 Ave

Fairview, AB

T0H 1L0


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Fairview: 780-835-2793 

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