University of Kentucky
following Policy has been established to provide guidelines for
the use of extension cords.
cords (flexible cords) shall not be used as permanent wiring.
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listed surge protectors that are grounded
and have a built-in 15 amp circuit may be used.
supply cord must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and may not
be longer than 6' feet.
cord must not be run under carpet, through walls, under doors, or
be subject to any physical damage.
alterations to electrical systems must be submitted to the University
Fire Marshal for pre-approval and qualified persons must perform the
work in compliance with the current edition of the National Electric
Code. A compliance inspection by a state certified inspector may be
Last Modified: 01.08.2007
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