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Now available from CSA: Electrical Inspection Code for Residential Occupancies
By Anthony Capkun
March 13, 2011
CSA C22.6 No. 1, “Electrical Inspection Code for Existing Residential Occupancies”, is a new voluntary Canadian standard developed to establish a minimum level of safety in existing residential occupancies. The standard is limited to existing installations and does not overlap or conflict with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. The scope explicitly states that C22.6 No. 1 does not cover new installations or maintenance as covered by the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. According to Tim Pope, CET, project manager for CSA Standards, “The development of CSA C22.6 No. 1 will establish a nationally recognized standard that will provide industry stakeholders such as insurers, regulatory authorities and home inspectors with well defined guidelines to ensure the consistent evaluation of common deficiencies and risks associated with older electrical systems”.