When approached to investigate flood-damaged electrical equipment to determine if equipment continues to meet safety requirements, UL investigates equipment on a case-by-case basis.

Canadian Electrical Code, Section 46, Emergency Systems, Unit Equipment and Exit Signs provides installation and maintenance requirements for standby power for essential services when the regular power supply fails.

Electrical inspectors sometimes struggle with the question of whether or not it is worth the effort to stay in the profession and do their part to make electrical energy safer for use by the public.

Two types of ground-fault protection are required by the Code: ground-fault circuit interrupter protection (GFCI) and ground-fault protection of equipment (GFPE).

An inspector’s first look at the service shown in photo 1 seems to show a relatively simple 120/240-volt single-phase service.