Isolator Installations

A REC qualified MEM can install an Isolator switch between the Meter and the Consumer equipment only when it has the correct authorisation from the Supplier or Distribution Business to carry out this work.

Installing an isolator switch requires the security seals on the metering equipment to be removed; any removal of the security seals without permission from the equipment owner is classified as illegal tampering.

Any work that does not have the correct authorisations from the equipment owners in place should not proceed.

A change to DCUSA (Distribution Connection Use of Systems Agreement) is currently in discussion, to address the requirement to install isolators for property owners safely, under a controlled process.