If an Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program (AEGCP) is used in place of ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) for ground-fault protection, the following minimum requirements apply, though additional tests or procedures are encouraged:
The continuity test ensures that the equipment grounding conductor is electrically continuous. [29 CFR 1926.404(b)(1)(iii)(D)] Perform this test on all cord sets, receptacles that are not part of a building or structure's permanent wiring, and cord- and plug-connected equipment required to be grounded. This test can be accomplished with various test equipment.
Examples of test equipment:
Terminal Connection Test:
The terminal connection test ensures that the equipment grounding conductor is connected to its proper terminal at receptacles and cord plugs. [29 CFR 1926.404(b)(1)(iii)(D)] Perform this test with the same equipment used in the first test, or for receptacles use receptacle testers as shown below.
Examples of equipment to test proper wiring on receptacles, and GFCI function (device on right) with devices shown below:
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