Section 20. Purpose, Scope, and Application of Rules

  1. Allen L. Clapp P.E., P.L.S.

Published Online: 24 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118098974.ch15

National Electrical Safety Code Handbook, Sixth Edition

National Electrical Safety Code Handbook, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Clapp, A. L. (ed) (2011) Section 20. Purpose, Scope, and Application of Rules, in National Electrical Safety Code Handbook, Sixth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118098974.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780738149301

Online ISBN: 9781118098974

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Keywords:

  • Application;
  • Communication Lines;
  • Installation;
  • Maintenance;
  • Safety

Summary

The changes were based upon the need to reflect new materials, construction methods, and types of installation, as well as the additional experience gained in the intervening years. This resulted in the alternate set of requirements for wood structures contained in Section 26. In the 1990 Edition, Rule 217, Rule 218, Rule 220D and Rule 220E, Rule 223, and Rule 224 were moved here from Section 28. In the 1977 and later editions of the NESC, it is made clear by choice of wording that the purpose of these rules is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of overhead supply and communication lines and their associated equipment (see Section 1). Rules are written to cover general cases and, for the described circumstances, are the governing requirements. In the 1981 Edition, the general requirements were moved to new Rules 010-016.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

electrical safety; telecommunication transmission lines