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A. The purpose of the electrical code adopted in this chapter is the practical safeguarding of the public and of property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.

B. The electrical code contains provisions considered necessary for safety. Compliance therewith and proper maintenance will result in an installation essentially free of hazard, but not necessarily efficient, convenient or adequate for good service or future expansion of electrical service. Hazards often occur because of overloading of wiring systems by methods or usage not in conformity with the electrical code. This occurs because initial wiring did not provide for increases in the use of electricity. An initial adequate installation and reasonable provisions for system changes will provide for future increases in the use of electricity.

C. The electrical code is not intended as a design nor an instruction manual for untrained persons.

D. Nothing in this Title is intended to create a cause of action or claim against the City of Vancouver or its officials, employees or agents running to specific individuals. Any duty created by the ordinances codified in this Chapter is a general duty running in favor of the public. (Ord. M-4198 §2, 2017; Ord. M-4079 §47, 2014; Ord. M-3133 §2 (part), 1994)