Electrical Code Updates

Are you up to code?

Are you up to code?

Wiring safety codes are intended to protect people and property from electrical shock and fire hazards. Regulations may be established by city, county, provincial/state or national legislation, usually by adopting a model code (with or without local amendments) produced by a technical standards-setting organization, or by a national standard electrical code.

Electrical codes arose in the 1880s with the commercial introduction of electrical power. Read more

When the Electrical Code advances to incorporate new technologies, you can’t afford to fall behind! Major changes in the 2011-2012 National Electric Code meet consumer demand for alternate energy, green technologies, and IT equipment.

Basics that may require electrical inspection

  • first-time requirements for small wind electric systems
  • updates on safe battery charging for plug-in hybrid vehicles that reduce the risk of explosion
  • interconnecting generators, windmills, and solar and fuel cells with other power supplies
  • demand for broadband communications systems with requirements for wireless, routers, and wireless disconnects
  • commercial/industrial installation of things like: temporary wiring, branch-circuit, feeder, and service calculations, Switchboards, panel boards and disconnects, over current protection, lighting, generators, emergency systems
  • residential installation of things like: temporary electrical power, service and feeder load calculations, panel boards and disconnects, over current protection, boxes and enclosures, cables and raceways, wiring methods and conductors, branch circuits, switches, lighting, appliances
  • grounding of any of the above
  • new rules focused on workplace safety
  • guidance and analysis to help you accurately interpret current code rules and regulations

  • Ask us how we can help with staying up to code.