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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 84. Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events
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§2584.5. Wiring Methods.

(a) Flexible cords and cables shall be listed for extra-hard usage. When used outdoors, flexible cords and cables shall also be listed for wet locations and shall be sunlight resistant.

(b) Single conductor cable shall be size No. 2 or larger.

(c) Open conductors are prohibited except as part of a listed assembly or festoon lighting installed in accordance with Article 8, Outdoor Wiring.

(d) Flexible cords and cables shall be continuous without splice or tap between boxes or fittings. Cord connectors shall not be laid on the ground unless listed for wet locations. Connectors and cable connections shall not be placed in audience traffic paths or within areas accessible to the public unless guarded.

(e) Wiring for an amusement ride, attraction, tent, or similar structure shall not be supported by another ride or structure unless specifically identified for the purpose.

(f) Flexible cords and cables run on the ground, where accessible to the public, shall be covered with approved nonconductive mats. Cables and mats shall be arranged so as not to present a tripping hazard.

(g) A box or fitting shall be installed at each connection point, outlet, switch point, or junction point.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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