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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 80. Emergency Systems

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§2571.21. Switch Location.

(a) All manual switches for controlling emergency circuits shall be in locations convenient to authorized persons responsible for their actuation. In places of assembly, such as theaters, a switch for controlling emergency lighting systems shall be located in the lobby or at a place conveniently accessible thereto.

(b) In no case shall a control switch for emergency lighting in a theater or motion picture theater or place of assembly be placed in a motion picture projection booth or on a stage.

EXCEPTION: Where multiple switches are provided, one such switch shall be permitted in such locations where so arranged that it can energize but not disconnect the circuit.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 700-21.)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(c), Health and Safety Code.


1. Editorial correction filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

2. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 2571.21 to Section 2571.25, and renumbering and amendment of former Section 2571.19 to Section 2571.21 filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

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