I don't know any code section that requires solid footing in front of equipment. I thought about making a proposal on that for the 2005 NEC, but didn't get around to it. It should be common sense I think.
If there was such a rule it could also affect Panelboards and equipment installed in stairways.
Re: Cliffhanger#153821 12/13/0307:11 AM12/13/0307:11 AM
Ryan I don't se working clearance as an issue here. As Bill said there is nothing about working surface. I don't think you could fail this. The poco may have the authority to disallow this (maybe won't energize?) if it does not conform to their specs.
Re: Cliffhanger#153822 12/13/0310:46 AM12/13/0310:46 AM
Is there nothing in the Building Code about guarding from falls, etc? If I put in a small fish pond on my front lawn that is 12" deep I'd have to put a fence around either it or the whole yard with a self-latching gate.
Maybe the POCO would have something to say if you point out the possible danger to their employees.
Re: Cliffhanger#153823 12/13/0311:07 AM12/13/0311:07 AM