CHAPTER 1

Introduction

OVERVIEW

This chapter covers the general details of planning an inspection. It includes one checklist that addresses the electrical safety of the inspector rather than describing the specific details of the inspection activities or the code requirements for a specific installation. The checklist is equally applicable to any other person who will be exposed to an electrical hazard when adjusting, examining, maintaining, or servicing energized electrical equipment.

WHO IS THE ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR?

According to the National Electrical Code® (NEC®), one primary responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction (often referred to as the AHJ) is to interpret the Code. The NEC defines and explains the term as follows:

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