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Approach boundary definitions for NFPA 2015

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    Approach boundary definitions for NFPA 2015

    NFPA 70E 2015 was in effect April 1, 2015 with changes to the Approach boundaries. Restricted and Limited boundaries. It has eliminated the Prohibited boundary. Has the NETA question bank been update for the practice tests and exams? Or do we answer incorrectly?

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    Here are the approach boundary definitions for NFPA 2015:

    Limited Approach Boundary: A risk of shock exists within this boundary. Unqualified persons may enter this area if they are under the supervision of a qualified worker and using proper PPE.

    Restricted Approach Boundary: Qualified personnel only. Requirements are the same as if working on or near energized circuits. Insulated gloves, tools, and equipment are required within this boundary.

    “The shock protection boundaries identified as limited approach boundary and restricted approach boundary shall be applicable where approaching personnel are exposed to energized electrical conductors of circuit parts.” - NFPA 70E 2015 Article 130.4(B)

    Also, the new approach boundaries table for 2015:

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    Thanks for posting the new table.

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