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What is your company/client’s policy for operating non load break disconnect switches under load?
NEVER operate a non load break disconnect under load even to save a life. 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Advise employees that it is their personal choice to risk operating a non load break disconnect under load in order to save a life. 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
Operate a non load break disconnect if that is the quickest means to save a life. 82%  82%  [ 14 ]
Your plant has E-Stops within easy reach of every disconnect so this question is irrelevant. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Your employees never violate safety policy and never make mistakes in lockout procedures. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Something else - curious what that would be 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: Your Policy - Operating disconnect under load to save life?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:46 pm 
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A great ongoing discussion regarding operating non-load break disconnect switches UNDER LOAD including if it is necessary to save a life. It was suggested to ask the following question below as a "Question of the Week"

The full thread can be found here. VIEW Disconnect Conversation Here Feel free to jump into the conversation.

NOTE: Legal stuff. Do not take the results of this survey as a recommendation regarding operating disconnects.

Here is this week’s question:

What is your company/client’s policy for operating non load break disconnect switches under load?

-NEVER operate a non load break disconnect under load even to save a life.
-Advise employees that it is their personal choice to risk operating a non load break disconnect under load in order to save a life.
-Operate a non load break disconnect if that is the quickest means to save a life.
-Your plant has E-Stops within easy reach of every disconnect so this question is irrelevant.
-Your employees never violate safety policy and never make mistakes in lockout procedures.
-Something else - curious what that would be.


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 Post subject: Re: Your Policy - Operating disconnect under load to save li
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:03 am 
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Not really sure why this would be an issue with load break switches.


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 Post subject: Re: Your Policy - Operating disconnect under load to save li
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:13 am 
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Terawatt wrote:
Not really sure why this would be an issue with load break switches.

Thanks! That was part of the original thread but wasn't clear here. I added "non-load break" to the question.


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