This procedure is intended to control the hazards and risks associated with working on or near energized (live) electrical parts and is applicable to persons who operate, service or install electrical systems.
This procedure applies only to work conducted on or near energized electrical parts less than 600 volts. Equipment that operates at 600 volts or greater has many unique configurations. Most individuals are not trained for these configurations. Additionally, these configurations require different Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), along with different standards for maintaining the PPE and test equipment. When work is required on equipment at 600 volts or greater, it shall be performed by personnel who are qualified for high voltages and performed per “scripted” method or procedure.
All overhead lines within the Chicago Area Facilities (CAF) are greater than 600 volts. Therefore, this procedure does not apply to work within the Limited Approach Boundary of uninsulated overhead lines.
The following is a list of documents associated with the Electrical Safety While Working on or Near Energized Electrical Parts Less than 600 Volts Procedure: