“Recommended Practice for Electrical
System Design Techniques to Improve Electrical Safety” (Working
This Recommended Practice will communicate "electrical safety
by design" concepts and their benefits. Current standards and codes place
minimum requirements on electrical system designers and manufacturers
that yield functional, reasonably safe electrical installations. The
final product of this working group will capture, in one location, a
wealth of "electrical safety by design" concepts that have been
published in recent IEEE papers and in other industry sources.
This Working Group will address system and equipment design
techniques and equipment selection that will improve electrical safety.
The techniques are intended to supplement the minimum requirements of
installation codes and equipment standards. It does not include
communications, programming, or life safety systems such as fire alarm
The intent is to provide a "tool kit" of techniques to
enable the system designer to specify equipment features, apply
protective schemes, and make informed system installation design choices.