8.15 Where a written guarantee of isolation or a written record of an oral guarantee of isolation is given to a person in charge and the person in charge is replaced at the work place by another person in charge before the guarantee has terminated, the other person in charge shall sign the written guarantee of isolation or written record of the oral guarantee of isolation.
- SOR/88-632, s. 23(F).
8.16 Before an employee gives a guarantee of isolation for electrical equipment that obtains all or any portion of its electrical energy from a source that is not under his direct control, the employee shall obtain a guarantee of isolation in respect of the source from the person who is in direct control thereof and is authorized to give the guarantee in respect thereof.
- SOR/88-632, s. 23(F).
8.17 (1) No employee shall give a guarantee of isolation for the performance of a live test on isolated electrical equipment unless
(a) any other guarantee of isolation given in respect of the electrical equipment for any part of the period for which the guarantee of isolation is given is terminated;
(b) every person to whom the other guarantee of isolation referred to in paragraph (a) was given has been informed of its termination; and
(c) any live test to be performed on the electrical equipment will not be hazardous to the health or safety of the person performing the live test.
(2) Every person performing a live test shall warn all persons who, during or as a result of the test, are likely to be exposed to a hazard.
- SOR/88-632, s. 23(F);
- SOR/2002-208, s. 39.
Termination of Guarantee of Isolation
8.18 (1) Every person in charge shall, when work on or a live test of isolated electrical equipment is completed,
(a) inform the guarantor thereof; and
(b) make and sign a record in writing containing the date and hour when he so informed the guarantor and the name of the guarantor.
(2) On receipt of the information referred to in subsection (1), the guarantor shall make and sign a record in writing containing
(a) the date and hour when the work or live test was completed; and
(b) the name of the person in charge.
(3) The records referred to in subsections (1) and (2) shall be kept by the employer for a period of one year after the date of signature thereof at his place of business nearest to the work place in which the electrical equipment is located.
- SOR/88-632, s. 24(F).
8.19 (1) No employee shall attach a safety ground to electrical equipment unless he has tested the electrical equipment and has established that it is isolated.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of electrical equipment that is grounded by means of a grounding switch that is an integral part of the equipment.
- SOR/88-632, s. 25(F).
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