Inspection Training

How to Inspect the Manufacturer’s Label on the Electrical Panel

While the inspector is at the electrical panel it should be checked to see if the manufacturer label  is present or missing. Please review the entire procedure below.

NACHI SOP

International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection

 

 

3.7. Electrical

 

I. The inspector shall inspect:

N/A

 

II. The inspector shall describe:

N/A

 

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

N/A

 

IV. The inspector is not required to:

P. Determine the accuracy of labeling.

Axium SOP Differences

Axium Requires: The inspector should determine if the label is present in the electrical panel.

 

Tools Needed

No tools required to inspect the manufacturer’s label.

Procedure

  • When you lift the front cover of the panel you will want to look for the manufacturer’s label. If it is present you will take a picture of the label and if it’s missing/partial/illegible you will take a picture of that under repair and replace.

Common Defects

  • The manufacturer’s label is missing, partial, or illegible.

             

Common Mistakes

  • Not checking for the manufacturer’s label.

 

Report / Software

IN


  • The manufacturer’s label was present at the [word 1] electrical service panel. The manufacturer’s label typically provides information describing the main panel such as the name of the panel manufacturer, the panel model number, the panel amperage rating, limitations related to the environment in which the panel was designed to be installed and grounding/bonding information for that particular model.
    • Identify:
      • Main
      • Sub

NI

  • N/A

NP

  • The manufacturer’s label was missing, partial, or illegible at the [word 1] electrical service panel. The manufacturer’s label typically provides information describing the main panel such as the name of the panel manufacturer, the panel model number, the panel amperage rating, limitations related to the environment in which the panel was designed to be installed and grounding/bonding information for that particular model. The inspector was unable to confirm the existence of proper conditions when confirmation would require information taken from this missing label.
    • Identify:
      • Main
      • Sub

RR

  • The manufacturer’s label was missing, partial, or illegible at the [word 1] electrical service panel. The manufacturer’s label typically provides information describing the main panel such as the name of the panel manufacturer, the panel model number, the panel amperage rating, limitations related to the environment in which the panel was designed to be installed and grounding/bonding information for that particular model. The inspector was unable to confirm the existence of proper conditions when confirmation would require information taken from this missing label.
    • Identify:
      • Main
      • Sub