University of Kentucky

The following Policy has been established to provide guidelines for the use of extension cords.

  • Extension cords (flexible cords) shall not be used as permanent wiring.
  • Only Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listed surge protectors that are grounded and have a built-in 15 amp circuit may be used.
  • The supply cord must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and may not be longer than 6' feet.
  • The cord must not be run under carpet, through walls, under doors, or be subject to any physical damage.
  • Any 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 required.

Fire Marshal

Last Modified: 01.08.2007
Send comments to: D. Caskey