§ 60 Work on and operation of electrical installations
During live work, near live installations, in or near earthed and short-circuited installations and during operation of low and high voltage installations, necessary measures shall be implemented to prevent injury so those who carry out the work, and to reduce the likelihood of hazard and accident situations, cf. Section 56 regarding safety clearance of activities.
The responsible party shall designate a person with responsibility for the electrical installations.
Requirements for registering of enterprises, use of qualified personnel, qualifications, control of qualifications and approval as mentioned in Sections 3-9, 11,12 and 17 in Regulations relating to electrical enterprises etc. (in Norwegian only), apply correspondingly to work related to electrical installations and electrical equipment covered in these regulations.
Section last changed: 01 January 2020
Reference is made to the Regulations relating to low-voltage electrical installations (in Norwegian only). In addition, the Regulations relating to electrical supply installations (in Norwegian only) and the Regulations relating to the operational safety of electrical installations (in Norwegian only), in particular Chapter I, Section 5, Chapter II, Sections 6, 7 and 9 and Chapters III, IV and V, should be used.
To fulfil the work requirements as mentioned in the first subsection for manned underwater operations, IMCA/AODC 035 Code of practice for the safe use of electricity under water should be used.
As regards ”the responsible party” as mentioned in the second subsection, reference is made to the Regulations relating to electrical enterprises etc. (in Norwegian only), which contain special provisions regarding parties responsible for operation and maintenance of electrical installations (“those having professional responsibility”), see Sections 5 and 7 in particular. Being the responsible party entails having a particular professional responsibility for ensuring that electrical installations comply with applicable regulations at all times, and for keeping up to date on electrical installations and equipment under planning, construction and commissioning, etc.
The electrical enterprise register as mentioned in Section 3 in Regulations relating to electrical enterprises etc. (in Norwegian only), dispensations as mentioned in Section 5 third subsection, control etc. of qualifications and approval as mentioned in Sections 11 and 12, are administered/handled by the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB), also in case of work related to electrical installations and electrical equipment covered in these regulations.