The Standards Council of Canada or SCC has accredited changes for approved electrical equipment in Canada. The changes have taken effect this year (2015) and the changes affect the electrical industry nationally, regionally and internationally. Electric standardization helps boost Canada’s competitiveness and safeguard the health and safety of its citizens.
If you want to get technical the following article outlines the revisions and new installation requirements. Deliberations of the changes have ended but general debates continue, what do you think?
The Canadian Electrical Code and Standardization
Standardization is important, here is an excerpt from the above article…
“Standards development is extremely important and recognizing those standards that have been in use for decades to certify equipment now allows the electrical industry to fully understand the scope of what goes into certified equipment. The process of standards development is intended to deliver standards that will:
• Advance the national economy;
• Support sustainable development;
• Benefit the health, safety and welfare of workers and the public;
• Assist and protect consumers;
• Facilitate domestic and international trade; and
• Further international cooperation in relation to standardization”
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