7.10.1 - Introduction
Regulations for highway power supplies
feeding street furniture and street located equipment are
new to the 16th Edition. The need for such regulations has
arisen because of the increasing use of electrical supplies
for street and footpath lighting, traffic signs, traffic
control and traffic surveillance equipment. These uses are
described as street furniture. Also covered by the Regulations
is street located equipment which includes telephone kiosks,
bus shelters, advertising signs and car park ticket dispensers.
As far as the Regulations are concerned, no distinction
is drawn between the two categories, both street furniture
and street located equipment being subject to their requirements.
It must not be thought that these Regulations
apply only to installations on public highways. They must
also be followed in installations within private roads,
car parks, and other areas where people will be present.
They do not apply to suppliers' works, which in this context
means the overhead or underground supplies feeding the equipment.
It does apply, however, to overhead or underground supplies
installed to interconnect street furniture or street located
equipment from the point of supply.