Are your spare circuit breakers actually spare in the eyes of The Joint Commission? They are if you follow these guidelines!
“From the Field Directors” article gives us three important topics to focus on this month. This post we will be talking about their first topic – those spare circuit breakers on your electrical panel and what you are supposed to do with them.
Spare Circuit Breakers
If they are genuinely a spare, then the breaker needs to be in the OFF position. If it is in the ON position, it could mean it really is not a spare and is supplying current to an unknown area.
TJC says that effective January 1st, 2021 they will cite RFIs for a spare breaker being in the ON position. Do not get an RFI for this.
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Check back next blog post to read about their second important topic—elevator wrap advertising!