Access to Service Disconnects

In a multiple-occupancy building where electric service and electrical maintenance are provided by the building management under continuous building management supervision, the service disconnecting means can be accessible to authorized _____ only.

a) inspectors
b) tenants
c) management personnel
d) qualified persons

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) management personnel

Article 230 covers service conductors and equipment for control and protection of services. Part VI of this Article focuses on the disconnecting means of service equipment. As noted in the Exception of Sec. 230.72(C), "In a multiple-occupancy building where electric service and electrical maintenance are provided by the building management and where these are under continuous building management supervision, the service disconnecting means supplying more than one occupancy shall be permitted to be accessible to authorized management personnel only."

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