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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Does anyone know where I can find in writing something that says when you must use a hotstick. IE lets say I Lo/To a 5 kv switch gear and am now testing to check if its de energized. If I am suited up with all the proper ppe can I take my rated tested voltage detector by hand and verify the bus is dead? Or must I have it on a hot stick? I cant find anything on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:27 am 
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Why would you want to put yourself into the Prohitited Approach Boundary? The circuit has to be considered enrergized, until proven otherwise.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:42 am 
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If your company electrical safety procedures do not require a hotstick, and you are qualified for testing 5 kV, and you have Class 1 gloves, then you can test without a hotstick. Why not use the hotstick anyway to provide an extra measure of safety?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:09 am 
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This is more of a question of is it a standard or in writing. Of course I dont want anyone to have to be within the Prohitited Approach Boundary of 5kv and having them use a hot stick is what should be done. Yet that being said this was more of a question of was has to be done and refering to set rules to standards. NFPA 70E clearly states lots of requirements yet I just didnt see anything on hotstick useage is all. So I take it there isnt...


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