Tim McClintock, NFPA Regional Electrical Code Specialist, conducted 2014 National Electrical Code® training for code enforcers last month in Washington state.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries took an important step forward with public safety by adopting the 2014 NEC. The new code becomes effective on July 1, 2014.
NFPA supports statewide adoption of the NEC by providing free training for the authorities having jurisdiction. This training consists of a 1-day program on the significant changes in the newly adopted edition, plus a free copy of the new code.
Once a new edition of the code is adopted by a promulgating body, it is the efforts of the code enforcement community that furthers NFPA’s fire and electrical safety mission by making sure that installations are performed according to the requirements of the newly adopted edition. The AHJs vital role in our safety system cannot be understated.
Tim was provided with great support for the training. Working with NFPA Northwest Regional Director Gary Honold, training was coordinated with Rod Mutch, Chief Electrical Inspector and Trent Harris, Electrical Technical Specialist for the Washington Department Labor and Industries. Since Washington did not adopt the 2011 NEC, training entailed covering changes in both the 2011 and 2014 editions.
Washington is to be applauded for moving forward with the adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code and its commitment to public safety by providing quality code enforcement. The effort to train the code enforcers on the newly adopted code helps ensure citizens of Washington are provided with safe electrical installations where they live, work, and play.