Stumped by the Code? NEC Basic Working Space Requirements for Electrical Equipment

Stumped by the Code? NEC Basic Working Space Requirements for Electrical Equipment

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

Q. What are the basic working space requirements for electrical equipment?

A. For the purpose of safe operation and maintenance of equipment, access and working space must be provided about all electrical equipment. Equipment that may need examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while energized must have working space provided in accordance with 110.26(A)(1), (2), and (3). (Note: The phrase “while energized” is the root of many deba

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