We have SqD I Line panels and buss duct in our facilities. The SqD equipment was designed to be able to install circuit breakers and bus plugs while the panel and/or bussduct is hot. That was true before NFPA 70E became a big issue. (I'd use the term "problem" - but some might take issue) My qualified electrical contractor said they have no problem doing it hot but our policy doesn't allow it because of MY interpretation of 70E.
Our distribution panels and bussduct power equipment that is common to the entire manufacturing facility. Bussducts can easily have over 80 calories of incident energy available. Can we have a risk assessment for wiring a buss plug that is already connected on the buss and determine that since it there is very limited opportunity to touch energized parts that it would be safe to land wires on the plug while the buss was hot without PPE. Reality is that we wear 8 cal clothing as a uniform but 80 cal doesn't exist.
Likewise - distribution panels can have 15+ calories. Sometimes after the circuit breaker is installed in the panel we would like to terminate onto it. If the wire is a manageable 1/0 for instance,can we do a risk assessment and determine that the CBs terminals are very assessment then we can terminate.
Essentially I am asking if a risk assessment can be done that would enable us to do work outside of our general safe work policy.