Thursday, 29 March 2012

BS7671 Section 729 - Operating and Maintenance Gangways

Q. Amendment 1 of BS7671 includes a new Section 729 - Operating and Maintenance Gangways, where it gives clear guidance on distances of  gangways in front of switchgear. Does this apply to a domestic situation?

A. No, this section only applies to switchgear and controlgear, where access is restricted to skilled or instructed persons.

Note: If you are designing switch rooms that fall into this category, please read this section carefully.

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