NFPA-790-2014: Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies

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Use NFPA 790: Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies to promote effective field evaluations of electrical equipment.

Installed electrical products or assemblies that are not previously certified, listed, recognized, or classified undergo a "field evaluation" to ensure electrical safety. NFPA 790: Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies provides qualifications and competencies for third parties performing field evaluations and specifies how they are to be completed.

The Standard is used in tandem with NFPA 791: Recommended Practice and Procedures for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment Evaluation.

Requirements in NFPA 790 are essential for fire marshals, AHJs, and other personnel involved with evaluating:

  • Electrical products not pre-certified, listed, recognized, or classified to an applicable product safety standard
  • Electrical products and assemblies that are unique or modified after the manufacturing process

Created to meet industry needs, NFPA 790 is vital for electrical safety for the public. (Softbound, 18 pp., 2014)