Sometimes inspectors are not fully appreciated and/or recognized for our efforts. Some view us as the bearers of bad news; or, more often, see us as the epitome of intolerance, rigidness, and inflexibility.
Photovoltaic power systems are proliferating and are going to be a major player in our nation’s energy mix. The inspector community must be able and willing to inspect these systems as the last line of defense in ensuring the safety of the public.
It is difficult to describe the average electrical AHJ as their titles, responsibilities, certifications, and coverage areas vary so greatly. This report examines each facet of the electrical AHJ, from their departments, job titles, duties, third-party certifications, and the number of inspections per month.
Requirements for audibility of a fire alarm system (FAS) are governed by Article 220.127.116.11. of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). So, why is this subject being discussed in a purely electrical publication?