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Electrical Safety

Rule 1210

Ambayic, Pabillo, Vio


ECET3A
Philippine Electrical Code

Philippine Electrical Code is hereby adopted and the


standards contained are considered safety standards to
safeguard any person employed in any workplace and
control the practice of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Safety Inspection
Installation - assemblage of electrical equipment in a
given location, designed for coordinated operation
properly erected and wired

Approved - acceptable to the bureau after the test and


compliance and said to have complied with the
standards.
General Provisions
1. No electrical Installation shall be undertaken without the plans having been approved
by the Secretary or His Authorized representative
2. No service or power supply shall be connected to any electrical installation until the
necessary final inspection and a safety certificate or permit issued by Regional Labor
Office or authorized representative
3. Exclusions on the coverage of this rule
a. Electric generating plants with franchise, which are under
Board of Power and Waterworks
b. Electric generating plants and electrical installation in radio
and TV station, which are under Department of public works,
Transportation and Communications
c. Electrical installation for conveyances used in connection with water
transportation, which is under Bureau of Customs.
General Provisions
4. Exemptions under 3-a and 3-b are only for design and
construction Electrical installations maybe inspected by
Regional Labor Office
5. The practice of Electrical Engineering as required under
this rule shall be subjected to the provisions of the PEE
Law, RA 184
Applications and Plans
1. Application for Electrical installation shall be filed by the owner/
manager to the Secretary or authorized representative.
Shall be accompanied by plans, design and/or specifications in triplicate
Prepared under the responsible charge of, signed and sealed by a
Professional Electrical Engineer duly licensed to work in the Philippines
Approve plans serves as installation permit and construction may be
started.
Applications and Plans

2. Application for Electrical installation for household lighting utilizing


energy involving installation of 20 outlets or less or utilizing electrical energy
not less than 4 Kw dont necessarily need plans but a layout sketch of proposed
installation shall be submitted with list of materials and devices to be used and
a signed statement that it conforms with the rules and regulations of the
standard

3. After construction, a certificate of final inspection shall be secured,


serving as a service connection, safety permit and to use the installation for
one year from the date of final inspection.
Inspection
Safety Engineers of Regional Labor
Office shall conduct annual safety
inspection on electrical installation
and/or special inspections as provided
in rule 1004

All RLOs hall adopt and maintain an


effective records control of all electrical
inspections
Permit to use Installation
1. A certificate to use installation shall be issued subject
to following:
-Work shall be performed under responsible charge
or supervision of a duly registered Electrical
Engineer/ master electrician.
-all work shall conform with the approved plans and
provision of this Standards
- all materials used shall be the approve type.
- certificate shall be valid for 1 year from the date of
final inspection and renewable annually.
Permit to use Installation
2. A certificate shall continue to be valid
even beyond expiration date if
application for renewal was submitted
at least 30 days before the expiration if
for reasons beyond control it was failed
to be acted upon by the enforcing
agency.
Permit to use Installation
3. Temporary Installation Certificate may
be issued for the following:
temporary installations for building
construction or other civil engineering
work
temporary installations pending
completion of permanent installations
temporary installations for amusement
such as Ferris wheel, fairs fiestas etc.
Permit to use Installation
4. . Temporary Installation Certificate shall be
issued after the following conditions are complied
with:

Clearance by the enforcing authority of the


electrical plans where the installation is over 20
outlets or the total load exceeds 4 Kw.
Submission of sketch of proposed installations
to RLO showing a layout of the wiring
installation, location and a signed statement
that it conforms with the Standard and all
materials are approved type.
Permit to use Installation
5. Duration of Temporary Certificate

a. Temporary installation for construction work


and installation pending permanent installation shall be
for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days from the
date of issuance subject to renewal until the work is
completed. Each renewal is for a period of one hundred
twenty (120) days.

b. Installations for amusements shall be for


sixty (60) days renewable for a maximum of sixty (60)
days.
Additional Loads
(1) When subsequent inspection is conducted for additional loads to an
existing installation within a covered year, fees shall be charged only for the
additional load.
(2) Permit for additional loads inspected within the covered year shall
have for their expiration date the date of the original electrical installation.
(3) The original installation including all additional loads shall be
reinspected on the same date of the following year.
(4) Additional load and/or alteration of installation is not allowed unless a
permit is issued.
Inspection Fees
*Rule 1970 as reference
Requirements in the preparation
of Electrical Plans

Before electrical wiring installation is done, the


owner/manager or his authorized representative
shall file the required application for electrical wiring
installation in triplicate, accompanied by three (3)
copies of each sheet of plans in white print. The
following shall be incorporated in the plans.
Location Plans
a. site of the compound indicating any
known landmarks, private or public
buildings and arrow indicating NORTH
direction drawn not necessarily to scale.
b. the service drop from the utility
company pole to the building structure;
and
c. all feeder lines.
Electrical Layout
a. power layout, in addition to the
lighting layout, if the number of
motors exceed (10);
b. other loads;
c. bell system circuit;
d. telephone system circuit;
e. riser or single line diagram
f. riser design computation;
g. load schedule;
h. electrical legend and specifications
Outdoor sub-station
a. location of outdoor sub-station indicating the
distance with respect to the nearest
building,
b. primary and secondary lines,
c. fencing or enclosure,
d. top, front and side views showing pertinent
distances,
e. grounding system,
f. specification
c. single line diagram
h. legend
i. design computation.
Indoor sub-station
Transformer vault walls, roof, flooring,
doorways, ventilation and drainage
including items, b, d, e, f, g, h and i of
outdoor sub-station requirements