Test before touch

@article{Crawford2008TestBT,
  title={Test before touch},
  author={Kathryn Crawford and N. K. Haggerty},
  journal={IEEE Industry Applications Magazine},
  year={2008},
  volume={14}
}
Test before touch is a phrase that appears simple in concept but is deceptively complex. As with any voltage testing, proper PPE must be selected and worn. Test before touch requires training, planning, and knowledge of the equipment and in some situations special procedures. Three types of voltage tests are necessary for any low-voltage circuit: ground to phase, neutral to phase, and phase to phase. In addition, the minimum number of voltage tests must be considered. Typically, a high… CONTINUE READING

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