NFPA 70B Transforms from Recommended Practice to Enforceable Standard

In a groundbreaking development in the world of electrical equipment maintenance, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70B has undergone a remarkable transformation from a Recommended Practice to an Enforceable Standard. This change marks a significant milestone and highlights the growing importance of proper maintenance for electrical apparatus in facilities.

70B is a Legally Enforceable Standard

The shift from a Recommended Practice to an Enforceable Standard means that the NFPA 70B now requires facilities with electrical apparatus to perform regular maintenance. This shift has far-reaching implications as facilities that fail to properly maintain their equipment may face penalties. The NFPA 70B now holds facilities accountable for ensuring the safety and reliability of their electrical systems.

70B is a Legally Enforceable Standard
70B is a Legally Enforceable Standard

Implications of Non-compliance

To understand the significance of this change, it is crucial to delve into the potential consequences that facilities may face if they fail to maintain their electrical apparatus in accordance with the NFPA 70B standard. Non-compliance with the Enforceable Standard can result in penalties, posing financial and operational risks to facilities. By fully understanding the implications of non-compliance, facilities can take proactive measures to avoid penalties and safeguard against potential risks.

Proactive Measures for Compliance

Facility managers are encouraged to reach out to experts in electrical equipment maintenance, such as RESA Power, to explore the significance of this change and gain a comprehensive understanding of the standards. By engaging with professionals, facilities can ensure compliance with the NFPA 70B Enforceable Standard and mitigate the risk of penalties. Compliance not only protects facilities from legal consequences but also enhances operational efficiency and safety within the premises.

Services Offered

RESA Power offers a range of essential services to assist facilities in achieving and maintaining compliance with the NFPA 70B standard. These services include:

  • NFPA 70E Compliance Assessment: Assessing facilities to determine whether they comply with the electrical safety requirements outlined in the NFPA 70E standard.
  • NETA / NFPA 70B Testing and Maintenance: Conducting comprehensive testing and maintenance of electrical apparatus to ensure compliance with the Enforceable Standard.

The benefits of implementing NFPA 70B Standard as part of your safety practices:

  • Transition from recommended practice to a standard. NFPA 70B’s transition provides a framework for enhancing the reliability and overall safety of electrical systems.
  • Focus on safety. NFPA 70B prioritizes safety by helping to safeguard against risks associated with equipment failure, breakdown, or malfunction, meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, and enhancing workplace safety.
  • Comprehensive framework. By combining NFPA 70B with related standards like the National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E, customers can ensure a comprehensive approach to electrical safety, covering installation, inspection, design, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Enhancing reliability. Regular maintenance as outlined in NFPA 70B reduces the likelihood of unexpected equipment failures, minimizing costly shutdowns and ensuring system dependability.
  • Supporting the electrical safety cycle. Enforcing NFPA 70B as a standard supports the overall electrical safety cycle by emphasizing the importance of proper maintenance in achieving reliability and safety for both equipment and workers.

Trust in RESA Power

RESA Power has a proven track record of helping facilities maintain compliance with electrical safety standards and regulations. With our expertise and experience, we can guide facility managers through the complexities of NFPA 70B compliance, provide reliable testing and maintenance services, and ultimately help keep both the workforce and the facility safe and compliant.

RESA Power Service is proudly certified by the InterNational Electric Testing Association (NETA). This certification further solidifies RESA Power’s commitment to upholding the highest industry standards and providing top-quality testing, maintenance, and safety services. With this certification, our customers can have full confidence in the integrity and expertise of our team, knowing that we adhere to strict guidelines and best practices in everything we do.

At RESA Power, we understand the paramount importance of electrical safety and compliance in today’s industrial landscape. That is why we strive to go above and beyond to ensure our customers’ peace of mind and the well-being of their businesses. Our proven track record, alongside our NETA certification, sets us apart as a trusted partner dedicated to delivering comprehensive solutions in electrical testing, maintenance, and safety.

Choose RESA Power for all your electrical service needs, and let us help you achieve and exceed your safety and compliance goals.

About RESA Power

RESA Power, a portfolio company of Investcorp, a global alternative investment firm, is a market leader in power systems services and life extension solutions for power distribution equipment used in mission-critical environments. With locations across the United States and Canada, RESA Power is uniquely capable of ensuring its customers’ critical power systems are safe, reliable, and operating at peak efficiency. The technicians and engineers at RESA Power are experts in testing and servicing transformers, relays, breakers, and other key components of power distribution and control systems. RESA Power also provides quick turn-around custom manufactured or retrofit switchgear and breaker solutions and maintains an extensive inventory of obsolete and hard-to-find components. For more information about how to join the RESA Power group, visit or follow @RESAPower on LinkedIn

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