6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY. Operation and maintenance of electrical
distribution systems are a single work group responsibility. The same personnel will
frequently perform both functions. All personnel are responsible for safety at all times.
Table 2-1 lists the level of accountability for each job function.
Note: The titles and responsibilities listed in Table 2-1 are typical assignments for
electrical workers at most facilities or organizations. However, titles and responsibilities
might be assigned differently in accordance with local directives.
Note: In other sections of this UFC supervisors and lead electricians will be referred to
only as authorized individuals or authorized individuals-in-charge.
Table 2-1. Levels of Safety Accountability
Ultimate safety accountability
Base civil engineer
Base systems safety accountability
Electric supervisor (if assigned)
Systems safety accountability
Systems safety and specific work task
Crew members' safety accountability is
limited to doing only work for which they
ELECTRICAL WORKER QUALIFICATIONS. Qualifications for electrical
workers are normally established locally. Workers are classified as Qualified or
Qualified Persons. Those permitted to work on or near exposed energized
parts shall, at a minimum, be trained in and familiar with the following:
The skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed live parts from
other parts of electric equipment,
The skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of
exposed live parts, and