Electrical Contractor 1987 - present
- Southern Cal
- Electrician NEC 2020
Safed off was a term commonly used in my world, it basically meant no live wiring was exposed to short out or to bite someone. Also if some one was to die lets say from an electricians exposed wires that became energized, that electrician could get charged for involuntary man slaughter .. serious business.What does "securing a circuit" actually mean?
My ol Instructor use to always tell us ... always assume the circuit is hot, test with a wiggy or volt ohm meter
My share to you .. Never use a tick tracer aka a widow maker, they are good for quick checks but if your handling the conductors make sure there is nothing on them, I've even used a screw driver to quickly graze a hot to neutral to make sure I had no pop.