New NFPA Checklist Helps Electricians Assess Whether Damaged Electrical Systems Should be Repaired or Replaced After a Natural Disaster

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With the increasing number of natural disasters over the past few years, and with the worst of hurricane season yet to come, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a new checklist for electricians to help highlight and simplify the decision as to whether damaged electrical systems or equipment can be salvaged or not. The checklist builds off recommendations in Chapter 32 of NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance (2019 edition).

The checklist includes such things as:

  • A list of disaster scenarios, which can inflict damage of varying degrees to facilities
  • Steps for assessing equipment
  • A Priority Assessment Table
  • Steps to help identify factors for replacement or repair

… and more.

Download this free “Natural Disaster Electrical Equipment Checklist” before your community experiences a natural disaster.

Additional disaster-related resources can be found on NFPA’s disaster webpage.

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