DR-FLCO – Stonewall at Riverwalk Project ELECTRICAL PANELS
FLCO - Stonewall at Riverwalk Project.  Photo courtesy of David Risner

A distribution board (also known as panelboard, breaker panel, or electric panel) is a component of an electricity supply system that divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits, while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure.

When installing electrical panels for power inside a project building, it is a good idea to remember some key things:

  • Always insert punch out plates in any open slot, when a breaker is not present. 
    (This prevent workers from a potential shocking hazard).
  • Never use electrical tape to “Lock Out/Tag Out” a breaker.
  • Lock the face plate to prevent other workers from interfering with work. 
  • Ensure the face plate remains intact and can close fully. 

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