2.0602.2 House Current Electric Hazard

Topic: 
Electrical
Subtopic: 
Electric Hazards
Desired Outcome: 
Prevention of injury to the installer and occupant, and prevent damage to the structure, if required by authority having jurisdiction
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
2.0602.2a
Metal skin and frame grounding

Metal skin and frame will be grounded through the panel box to avoid electrical shock

Prevent injury to the installer

2.0602.2b
Metal fill tube grounding

For an additional level of protection, metal fill tube will be connected to the grounding wire

Grounding wire will be connected to the copper grounding rod that is driven into the ground a minimum of 8' when possible and required by code or authority having jurisdiction

Divert house electric current to ground instead of installer in the event of contact with a live wire

2.0602.2c
Electrical tool safety

An electrical safety assessment will be performed

All electric tools will be protected by ground-fault circuit interrupters ( GFCI GFCI Ground-fault circuit interrupter )

Three-wire type extension cords will be used with portable electric tools

Worn or frayed electric cords will not be used

Water sources (e.g., condensate pans) and electrical sources will be kept separate

Metal ladders will be avoided

Aluminum foil products will be kept away from live wires

For arc flash hazards, NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E will be consulted

Avoid electrical shock and arc flash hazards

2.0602.2d
Aluminum wiring

If aluminum wiring is present, work on the home will be stopped until the suspect wiring is inspected and determined to be safe by a licensed electrician

After energy retrofit is completed, wiring will be reinspected by a licensed electrician

Prevent injury to installer and occupant

Prevent damage to structure