Electrical work during lockdown

Many members are confused about what electrical work can and can’t be done during lockdown.

NECA contacted Building and Energy on 2 February. In a nutshell: 

  • B&E’s advice is that electrical workers can continue to work as long as they wear masks.
  • B&E is not aware of a specific ban on work being done in private homes. However, it is an expectation that the electrical contractors will use common sense when deciding if residential work is essential. B&E’s advice is to avoid non-essential residential work during the lockdown.
  • Ultimately though, it is up to individual electrical businesses to make the call about whether they are prepared to perform such work or not.
  • Commercial and industrial sites can continue to operate, provided workers wear masks and adhere to the site safety plan.
  • Contractors working on partially constructed residential properties can work, provided they also wear masks and adhere to the site safety plan.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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