If you knew the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®), you may not know the 2017 NEC®. Updated every three years, the Code changes to accommodate new technologies and techniques. Rather than sit through a lecture course that seems to overlook your years of experience, consider taking a refresher and review course that includes plenty of hands-on practical applications.
From experienced electricians to recently promoted building managers, a course in the changes and updates to the NEC® will benefit many workers, whether dealing with electrical issues every day or only once every six months.
For anyone with direct daily contact with electrical equipment, the Code refresher course is essential. You cannot afford to make a mistake because you are working with outdated notions in these jobs:
In addition, an NEC® refresher course can help you if you need familiarity with electrical equipment and processes, even if you do not deal with breaker panels and 50V equipment every day. Consider the value of a refresher course if any of these describe your job:
How you select a suitable updating seminar is important. You may be able to find a one-day lecture course that gives the briefest overview without any practical experience. Such a seminar is usually helpful only if you need a certificate to wave in front of HR.
For a hands-on, useful workshop atmosphere, look for a course that goes into detail about the many areas of the NEC® that have been revised:
With electricity, safety is in the details and correct procedures. New requirements in the 2017 NEC® include these safety items:
The rise in the value and benefits of green energy — solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass — brings a rise in the chances you will be working with electrical systems connected to solar panels, rechargeable batteries, wind turbines and more:
Because an updates course is intended for seasoned workers, expect to have hands-on time with challenges that move beyond lectures and projected slides. See if the course you want offers opportunities to apply the Code to:
Of particular importance is arc flash, since the phenomenon is unforgiving. Constant review could prevent a needless tragedy. Make sure any Code update class includes a thorough discussion of arc flash, documenting and safeguarding against it, and NFPA 70E requirements.
A review of updates to NEC® will only be valuable to you if you can immediately apply your new knowledge.
A one-day survey course may make you curious to do more research on your own. A two-day, 16-hour workshop with a small class size will virtually guarantee you leave with detailed, useful information. Your workers become more effective and valuable in their jobs. They might even save a life.
If you want a good overview of the updated NEC®, taught by instructors who value your experience and your time, contact us at NTT Training Inc. today to reserve your spot for this two-day course, National Electrical Code®: Changes/Update.
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