Effective May 6th, 2015, Mayor de Blasio amended the administrative code of New York City. The law requires the owner of a multiple dwelling to install and maintain electrical safety devices in public areas. Building owners can have tamper-resistant receptacles installed, or a quicker and easier option is to purchase and install the COVERPLUG™ which is a protective cover. Failure to abide to this law by after August 4th will result in a Class A violation for the building.
Zara Realty, Park Regis Apartments and Delegate Condominiums have chosen to use the COVERPLUG™ in their buildings. For fast and affordable compliance that doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics, the COVERPLUG™ is the best option.
The new law reads as follows:
§ 27-2046.3 Safety devices for certain electrical outlets required. a. The owner of a multiple dwelling shall install and maintain protective caps, covers or other safety devices over electrical outlets in the public parts of such multiple dwelling, except that (1) such devices shall not be required in public parts used exclusively for mechanical equipment or storage purposes, and (2) such devices shall not be required for electrical outlets that are listed tamper-resistant receptacles in accordance with the New York city electrical code. b. An owner who fails to install or maintain protective caps, covers or other safety devices in accordance with this section shall be liable for a class A violation. View the full version here.
The COVERPLUG™ is a quick and easy option for compliance to this New York City law. In addition to being convenient, affordable and safe, the COVERPLUG™ can be painted to improve the look and feel of public spaces. The COVERPLUG™ completely covers standard grounded wall outlets to created seamless walls that will be fully compliant with this new law.
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