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Document ID (ISN)29303
CIS number 78-925
ISSN - Serial title 0036-1321 - Bulletin des Schweizerischen elektrotechnischen Vereins - Bulletin de l'Association suisse des Úlectriciens
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ammann C.
Title Live work, as seen by the Inspectorate of Heavy Current Installations
Original title Les travaux sous tension vus par l'Inspection des installations Ó courant fort. [in French]
Bibliographic information 11 Feb. 1978, Vol.69, No.3, p.106-109.
Abstract This article reviews breifly the Swiss regulations concerning live work, and gives the viewpoint of the Swiss Inspectorate of Heavy Current Installations with regard to live work on low voltage distribution networks (<1,000V). Giving examples, the author reviews various safety measures capable of preventing occupational accidents during live work on low voltage installations. Experience shows that, provided these measures are observed, skilled and experienced workers can perform live work without running any particular risk. In the case of low voltage installations the Inspectorate endorses the saying: "it is better to work on a live installation, being aware of the fact, than to work on an installation presuming that it is disconnected".
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; work on electrical equipment; electrical safety; live work
Descriptors (secondary) electric power distribution; comment on law; legislation; safe working methods
Document type -
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity