The Canadian Electrical Code
First published in 1927, all parts of the Canadian Electrical Code, and its various referenced standards, are designed to work together to help protect your safety – at home and at work.
The main pillars of electrical safety
Canadian Electrical Code Part I:
Safety Standard for Electrical Installations
This is the foundational standard for safe electrical installation practices in all buildings, structures and residences. Developed by committees of senior industry experts, Part I is regularly updated and republished every three years
Canadian Electrical Code Part II:
General Requirements (series)
Part II governs the manufacturing and testing of electrical equipment, including consumer, commercial and industrial products. Together, Part I and Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code define an integrated set of requirements that form the back bone of the Canadian Electrical Safety System.
Canadian Electrical Code Part. III:
Electricity Distribution and Transmission (series)
Electrical power distribution and transmission systems, overhead and underground, are addressed in CEC Part III.
Canadian Electrical Code Part IV:
Objective Based Industrial Electrical Code
Authorized, large-scale industrial and institutional users rely on this less-prescriptive Code for objective-based safety management.
Canadian Electrical Code Part VI:
Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residential Occupancies
Home inspectors use Part VI to evaluate the condition of electrical systems in residential buildings.
Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment
Agents accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) use this section to evaluate applicable electrical equipment in the field.
CSA Group also participates actively in IEC, CANENA, and other global agencies. This helps reduce technical barriers to trade and allows Canadian companies to contribute to the development of international electrical standards.
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