Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 2 months ago

Are employees in an office allowed to work on certain electrical systems such as wires and fuse boxes even if they have experience?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Anyone can "work on" wires that are cord-connected by proper plugs and receptacles, designed for untrained users.  A "fuse box" can be accessed and (in theory) a fuse removed or replaced by someone with no training.  Those are normal in any office.

    If you mean using tools to open an electrical box or to remove or install FIXED wiring then no, that would generally not be allowed without a permit and an electrician's license, subject to official inspection.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    YES definitely -- Maybe -- No definitely not!

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    no there not licensed electrical mechanics ,

    .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    titanic disaster 1912

    fukushima 2011

    kalpana chawla space shuttle disaster 2003

    bhopal gas disater 1984

    apollo 13 1970

    none of these were the result of

    novices.

    so much good done

    by the insurance and the licensee 

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  • 2 months ago

    Rare at best.  If there is a labor union at the shop, then never, because they would demand union workers to do that kind of work. 

    If it happens that an employee is also a licensed electrician, I suppose it is possible.  But that would say something about the line of business performed at the shop.

  • 2 months ago

    No, For insurance purposes you are not allowed to do work on electrical or phones.

    Doing so can lead to termination. It is probably in your employment agreement.

    unless they are electricians hired to maintain the electrics in the building.

  • John
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not in my shop, no.

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A licensed electrician must sign off on the work. If something goes amiss, insurance will not cover non-licensed work. So, officially, no.

    However, any work performed by a professional contractor must be inspected. It's amazing how much work that isn't to code or is poorly implemented these days.

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's probably not a good idea to let Bob from Accounting or Dave from Legal to mess around in the fuse box.  

  • 2 months ago

    I doubt it unless they are qualified in that field.  If they made a mistake, there would be major insurance problems.

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