NFPA Compliance Services
Count on Vertiv’s NFPA experts to help you achieve compliance
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the world’s leading advocate of fire protection and has published more than 300 consensus codes and standards. Understanding and adhering to these ever-changing standards protects your business and employees by improving workplace safety.
NFPA Compliance Services
Count on the NETA-certified electrical infrastructure experts from Vertiv’s Electrical Reliability Services to assist you with your electrical safety policy and maintenance practices, so you can improve safety and achieve compliance.
NFPA 70E guidelines require facility owners to perform an arc flash analysis prior to allowing a worker to perform a task on or near energized equipment. This analysis identifies the presence and location of potential hazards and provides recommendations on PPE, boundaries for limited and restricted approaches, flash protection, and safe work practices.
Regular preventive maintenance ensures maximum reliability of critical systems and enhances safety by identifying and correcting potential hazards. Maintenance of electrical equipment should be performed according to NFPA 70B and manufacturer recommendations.
Employees must be trained in the specific maintenance procedures and tests required by NFPA 70E. We designed this electrical safety training program to provide your staff the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to meet NFPA 70E requirements and become a “qualified” electrical worker.
An effective electrical safety program provides training and awareness of the potential electrical hazards to all employees. The program should identify hazard/risk evaluation procedures, safe work procedures, tools and PPE, and risk mitigation strategies. It must also be documented and audited at least every three years to verify compliance with NFPA 70E.
NFPA 70E mandates that electrical equipment that is likely to require maintenance while energized must be field marked with a label. Developing a plan to get, apply, and keep hazard warning labels updated better protects employees and improves overall safety in the workplace.
Using information from the arc flash hazard analysis, our electrical system experts will help you address all relevant OSHA standards with a plan that provides PPE category requirements and recommendations.
To achieve the most accurate arc flash hazard results, it is essential that arc flash calculations be completed using accurate short circuit calculations and protective device coordination data. We specialize in conducting these studies to ensure compliance with NFPA and OSHA requirements.
NFPA 70E mandates having an accurate and legible single-line diagram for each of your facilities. With our comprehensive site survey, essential information is gathered that allows our team to develop or update existing single-line diagrams or complete electrical system drawings.