Ground Rod Installation Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section - US

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Ground Rod Installation Program - ISNetworld RAVS Section - US

This Ground Rod Installation Program  (ISNetworld® RAVS®* Section), in addition to being a complete and functioning written safety program (chapter), it also contains all the required text elements that are sought by the ISNetworld RAVS® (Review And Verification Service) reviewer. This plan has been previously submitted and has achieved a 100% approval rating for our clients.

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  • Ground Rod Installation Program
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An excerpt from ISNetworld® RAVS®* Safety plan Ground Rod Installation Program

General Requirements

 Installation of Ground Rods

 A ground rod’s purpose is to have a designed secondary electrical path to earth (the first being the neutral conductor back to the transformer.  Without it there can be a significant voltage between the power company neutral and the earth (ground).  AC will seek a path to the AC source, DC will seek a path to the DC source and a Static Discharge (Lightning) will seek a path back to its source usually earth. Also, whenever lightning hits a power line, it is discharged outdoors instead of inside a home. 

 Ground rods may be driven by a small sledge hammer, or a ground rod driver – which is the preferred method.  When driving rods with a hammer, working from a stepladder is needed, and the rod end can become deformed.  The ground rod driver is a simple, effective, and safe way to install ground rods.

 Driving rods with a ground rod driver is simple.

While in vertical position, drive rod by sliding driver body in an up-and-down motion over the ground rod.  When the end of the rod reaches about 30” above grade, slide driver body off rod, place insert into driver body, and position on ground rod for continued driving.

 Exothermic (Cadweld) Connections to Ground Rod