DISCLAIMER

The interpretations contained in this website are issued based on the inquiry made, and apply to the circumstances of the inquiry and the requirements of SM-EI. Each interpretation may or may not apply to other circumstances.

The EEA and the electricity industry representatives involved in formulating these interpretations accept no liability or responsibility for any error in or omission from an interpretation, or any injury, loss, damage (including indirect or consequential loss or damage).

Note: The EEA Safety Standards & Procedures Group no longer supports the archived interpretations given prior to 2007. They are provided here for historic reference.

CURRENT INTERPRETATIONS 2002 to 2018

2018 Interpretations

Issued March 2018

Clarification Regarding MAD Tables used in (ESI)

2017 Interpretations


Issued December

Operational Control and Issuing of Permits and Assurances

Issued December
Earthing and Proving De-Energised
Issued October (Title revised November 2017)
Recipients at Worksite in Switchyard
Issued June
MADS for Erecting and Using Scaffolding


2016 Interpretations

Issued November

Use of Multiphase Portable Earth with separate Earth Lead

Issued September

Isolation of LV Direct Connected to Transformer

Issued March & Revised June

Rule 3.501 and Issuer Applied Earths

2015 Interpretations

Issued November

Rule 1.606 - Working at Height

Issued November

Rule 3.704 - Electrical Insulating Equipment Including Insulating Gloves

Issued November

Rule 3.505 - Limited Testing Permissible Under an Access Permit

Issued October

Live LV Work - Poles with Live LV Conductors

Issued July

Rule 3.602f Interpretation

Issued July

Isolation of Privately Owned HV Lines



2014 Interpretations

Issued October

Management of Vegetation Workers under Access Permit

Issued October

Use of Mobile Tower Scaffolds for Access to Broadband Overhead Cables

Issued February

Application of SM-EI to High Loads on Roads

2012 Interpretation

Issued August

Application of Rule 3.602(f) Isolation and Earthing General

2009 Interpretation

Issued February

Insulating Gloves as Secondary Protection -

2007 Interpretation

Issued June

Oil Sampling of live 11kV switchgear

2006 Interpretation

Issued September


Wearing of Insulating Gloves using Insulated Operating Rods

2005 Interpretation

Issued September

Testing and Test Permits

2004 Interpretation

Issued December

Minimum Approach Distances in SM-EI (Part 2)

Issued September
Use of Electronic Isolations
Issued June
Removal of Andelect-ABB 11kV Bus Coupler Top Cover

2002 Interpretation

Issued August

Explanation on Temporary Earths and Live Line Tools

SR-EI 2002

Issued July

Rule 703 and Minimum Approach Distances (MAD) -


HISTORIC REFERENCE - ARCHIVE

The EEA Safety Systems & Procedures Group no longer supports the interpretations given prior to 2007 as listed below. They are provided here for historic reference only and have been archived here as an accumulation of historical records.

2012 Interpretation Archived

Issued August

Application of Rule 3.602(f) Isolation and Earthing General

2006 Interpretations - Archived

Issued September

EEA Position regarding Body Belts

Issued July

Safety of Mobile Plant Operators in Switchyards

Issued February

Review of Current Position on Lower Body Harnesses

2005 Interpretations - Archived

Issued September

Minimum Approach Distances (MADs) Competence

2004 Interpretations - Archived

Issued December

Industrial Workwear Coverage

Issued December

Selection of Material for Industrial Workwear


SR-EI - 2003 - Archived

Issued February

Rule 703 Minimum Approach Distances


SR-EI - 2002 - Archived

Issued August

Rule 712 and Minimum Approach Distances for Mobile Plant

Issued May
Rule 602 (f)
Issued February
Rule 602 and Visibly Open Contacts


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