I was at an inspection and discovered this on a 100 amp FPE panel my training is telling me this is a defect but had approval from the local authority i have never seen anything like this before.
Be more specific as to placement. Post a pic.
Yes, Steve, your post is hard to understand. A photo, etc., would help us to help you.
Personally, I may put tape wrapped around the receptacle screws before instilling it in the panel board. And a GFCI may be needed for enhanced safety.
Otherwise the panel gets inspected just like any other panel. YMMV
Looks like a newer Federal Pioneer panel, I assume Canadian.
Is that receptacle cut-out factory installed?
It is a factory receptacle cut -out just never have seen this before.
That being said, the panel is manufactured to accept the recptacle, so it is allowed.
Why bother, everything else in there is exposed
The receptacle is in an unusual position and I have a little OCD. YMMV
Certainly can’t hurt if it makes you feel better
[Found this to be interesting…US vs Canadian] or
Federal Pacific vs Federal Pioneer eh’ (https://inspectapedia.com/fpe/Federal_Pioneer_Electric_Panel.php)
Interestingly, even with the panel mounted receptacle, the Sparky still installed the required service receptacle outside the panel. Kinda tells me they weren’t sure either!
I would recommend wrapping it with teflon tape, insulating it with a covering of tin foil, and then mount a My Little Pony sticker on it just for fun.