Canadian Electrical Code Handbook - An Explanation of the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I
|Publication Date:||1 January 2021|
The Code applies to all electrical installations for buildings, structures, and premises and is intended to apply to all voltages. Although low voltages may not present a shock hazard, there are conditions that can lead to the injury to persons and damage to equipment.
The Scope specifies the subjects that the Code applies to and additionally lists subjects that are not within the purview of the Code so that the user can determine additional local requirements, as determined by the authority having jurisdiction. For example, the requirements for electrical systems on aircraft and ships are not covered in the Code; those are regulated by Transport Canada. If an application is excluded from the Scope of the Code, the AHJ should be contacted to determine the requirements that apply within that jurisdiction.