If you are like most people, when somebody begins to explain a series of regulations as it pertains to their job you are probably completely and utterly lost. Sure, you are an intelligent person, but sometimes you just want things simplified just a little bit without having to ask for it and sound less intelligent for asking. Take Title 24 acceptance testing, for example. When an electrician begins explaining this to you, you probably just nod continuously and say, "Unh, hunh," right? Would you not rather fully understand what he/she is saying? The following breakdown of that very subject should help.
What Is Title 24 Acceptance Testing?
It is a series of regulations that states that lighting, windows, sensors and switches must all be properly installed and fully operational before any occupancy permits can be applied for. In short, nothing electrical can be missing or faulty before owners of the property apply for occupancy and move into the building. It protects everyone, including the installing electrician, from accidents, death, and lawsuits, as well as issues with building regulations and compliance issues.
Who Does Title 24 Acceptance Testing?
Only electricians who are fully certified to do this testing are allowed to do it. It is actually illegal in many states to hire anyone to do the testing if they are not certified and do not have the proper credentials. Among electricians who are vying for bigger contracts, this certification is kind of a big deal, and precisely why you may hear your electrician acquaintance or friend rambling about it ad nauseum.
Why Is It Called "Title 24 Acceptance" Testing?
The government loves to number things and refer to documents as titled documents even when there are no official titles. The testing, of course, refers to testing all of the lighting components and windows previously mentioned above. The word "acceptance" simply means that it falls under acceptable norms for government acceptance of installation and use.
That leaves the "Title 24" part, which just refers to the document that created and listed these regulations by which the electricians and certified technicians are required to follow for testing and installation procedures. It all just sounds way more complicated than it really is. Now that it is more fully explained, you can do more than just nod your head and agree with your electrician the next time he/she starts talking about this subject.
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