Best Practices for Safe Return to Service Following Maintenance Outage

Charles Mark McClung and Russell R. Safreed Industry Topics, Summer 2020 Industry Topics

Returning electrical equipment to service after a planned maintenance outage creates a unique set of hazards. Facility managers are under stringent time constraints when taking a system out of service, performing necessary maintenance tasks (as well as making unanticipated repairs), and returning the system to service. Common, real-world factors may place workers at great risk as the system is returned …