2020 NFPA 78 Guide - Current Edition
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    The 2024 edition of this publication is now available. To purchase, please call 1-800-344-3555 or email your purchase orders to orders@nfpa.org for processing.

    The all-new NFPA 78 provides a comprehensive guide to conducting robust, consistent, and documented electrical inspections.

    From shocks and burns to fires and explosions, there are myriad hazards arising from the use of electricity. NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections, 2020 edition, offers a complete overview and instruction in cutting-edge electrical inspection best practices. This vital document for helping to protect people and property is designed to deliver a systematic framework by which effective electrical inspections can be accomplished.

    The debut edition of NFPA 78, Guide on Electrical Inspections, provides specific procedures to assist in the inspection process.

    This new publication from the code and standard experts at NFPA® includes minimum criteria to assist in organizing and conducting safer and more accurate electrical inspections of new installations and modifications to existing installations in conformance with AHJ requirements.

    Intended primarily for use by code enforcing authorities such as public sector employees and insurance field inspectors, NFPA 78 outlines and describes procedures for administration, plans review, and field inspection tasks and responsibilities, defined as follows:

    • Administration: The practice of managing the electrical inspection processes or activities
    • Plans review: An assessment of construction documents to verify that the design and layout of electrical systems comply with requirements
    • Field inspection: An on-site assessment to confirm that the methods, materials, and equipment used in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems are in compliance with requirements

    Add this essential reference guide to your professional resources for improved safety and on-the-job performance!

    NFPA 78 is a must-have for anyone who might benefit from a more thorough understanding of the electrical inspection process. Released in conjunction with NFPA 1078, Standard for Electrical Inspector Professional Qualifications, the publication recommends that electrical inspectors meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1078 before conducting an inspection.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 78 Guide on Electrical Inspections, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Advisory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 General Recommendations
    4.1 Scope.
    4.2 Qualifications.
    4.3 Ethics.
    4.4 Inspection Objective.
    4.5 Enabling Authority.
    Chapter 5 Electrical Inspection Administration
    5.1 Scope.
    5.2 AHJ Requirements.
    5.3 Policies and Procedures.
    5.4 Electrical Inspection Equipment.
    5.5 Appeals.
    Chapter 6 Plans Review
    6.1 Scope.
    6.2 Intended Outcome(s) of the Plans Review.
    6.3 Construction Document Submittals.
    6.4 Preparation for Plans Review.
    6.5 Classification of Deficiencies.
    6.6 Plans Review Procedures.
    6.7 Plans Review Report.
    6.8 Plans Review Completion.
    Chapter 7 Field Inspection
    7.1 Scope.
    7.2 Intended Outcome(s) of the Field Inspection.
    7.3 Construction Document Submittals.
    7.4 Preparation for Field Inspection.
    7.5 Classification of Deficiencies.
    7.6 Field Inspection Procedures.
    7.7 Field Inspection Completion.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Sample Electrical Inspection Forms and Worksheets
    Annex C Informational References
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