National Electrical Installation Standards

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What are NEIS? National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) are the first and only quality and performance standards for electrical construction. They go beyond the minimum safety requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to define what is meant by installing electrical products and systems in a “neat and workmanlike manner.”

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NECA 407-2015, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Panelboards

This standard describes installation and maintenance procedures for panelboards, and special procedures used after adverse operating conditions such as a short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water. This standard applies to panelboards rated 600 Volts AC or less, with main disconnects or lugs rated 1600 Amperes or less, and with feeder or branch circuit overcurrent devices rated 1200 Amperes or less. This publication applies to single panelboards, multi-section panelboards, and load centers that are installed in the fiend and used for distributing power for commercial, institutional, and industrial loads in nonhazardous locations both indoors and outdoors.
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NECA 1-2015 Standard Practice of Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction (ANSI)

Describes industry best practices for good workmanship in electrical construction. NECA 1 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).
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News & Updateswrench

  • NEW THIS YEAR at the 2015 NECA Safety Professionals Conference

    Friday, May 01, 2015
    NEW THIS YEAR at the 2015 NECA Safety Professionals Conference: HR and the Safety/Risk Management Relationship – Keith Wheeler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Electrical Contractors Safety Responsibilities and Strategies – Discussion, and “Safety Training A to Z – From Orientation, through Refreshers, to New Requirements (like GHS)” – Jonathan Klane
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  • 2015 NECA Safety Awards Winners

    Monday, Apr 20, 2015
    NECA Safety is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Safety Excellence and Zero Injury Awards. Since its inception, the NECA Safety Awards program has continued to grow in applicants and winners. This year seen each NECA District had a winner.
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Find the major provisions of electrical code, enforcement, and contractor/electrician licensing requirements for each state in the U.S. It is based upon information supplied by NECA Chapters.

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Code Question of the Daytextbook

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015
    CQD: 8/27/2015

    Re: CQD answer published Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - Working Space Access 1

    1. Regarding your answer to the Monday August 17th question regarding crawling on hands and knees under duct work to reach the panel board location: NEC 240.24 requires overcurrent devices to be readily accessible which is “capable of being reached quickly for operation, renewal, or inspections without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to actions such as to use tools, to climb over or remove obstacles, or to resort to portable ladders and so forth. Having to crawl on your hands and knees under duct work would not meet the definition of readily accessible in my opinion.

    Sincerely, Mike Bressler

    2. Where access to the 1200A panel requires crawling. Some added thoughts to your excellent discussion of 110.26.

    True, the path to the working space does not seem to be directly addressed, BUT I do think that the devices I assume to be in the panel (IE : circuit breakers, fused switches) must be Readily Accessible. That requirement is defined, and I think that the path must be continuous to these switching device(s). Since "operations, renewal, or inspections" are certainly required,  I think that the stairs (and permanent ladders) are probably OK, but requiring crawling is not.

    Scott Cline

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    CQD: 8/26/2015
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