Is it considered energized work if panel board MCB is off, and adding wire to brand circuit breaker? What if MCB is on and the circuit breaker is off?

This is one of the FAQs from our Electrical Safety Panel Discussion with John Kolak MS CSP, Charles Miller NEC Expert, & Bhanu Srilla CESP CMRP.

Charles Miller: As an electrician, as a contractor, this is something we did all the time. It's not to be done anymore. If you are working within the restricted approach boundary, that is energized work. If you have breakers above and breakers below that are energized, although you have one that's off, you are within the restricted approach boundary. Then, if the company would allow you to do that, an energized electrical work permit has to be filled out.


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