Unfortunately, people who do not fully understand the hazards of electrical safety often have difficulty comprehending the importance of the inspector’s responsibilities in electrical and building safety and in conformance assessment. This article examines electrical inspections and the indispensable role of the inspector.

Let’s take a brief look into the future and explore a few of the new items one will find when inspecting to the 2008 NEC.

How do you ensure the effective indoctrination and training of new inspectors especially when they are distributed over one million square kilometers (415,000 square miles), and serve a diverse customer base of some 12.5 million people?