hey guys. This question was brought up to me and i dont know the answer. Is there anything in the codebook the says we need to testgfci receptacles once a month in a healthcare facility or in a residential dwelling? (by the way Im in Los Angeles)
Here in NJ the state would allow an EC to do an inspection once a year for some health care facilities.( like a nursing home) While I was doing my inspections I would test the GFI's. Some facilities have their own electrical staff and I would think that they should be testing their stuff.However in the residential area, I would think that if the EC leaves the manufactures instructions with the Homeowner (HO) then it would be up to the HO to test thier own devices.
Re: gfci testing#50890 04/16/0507:21 AM04/16/0507:21 AM
This is a very good point, medical installation or not. I wouldn't personally depend upon a Homeowner to regularly test a GFCI, even if you do show them how it's done and explain why it's to be done, most homeowners will have forgotten 10 minutes after you leave from installing the thing. Our RCD's (=GFCI)here have a note on them: Test this device monthly
I suspect a lot of Homeowners don't realise they even have them, until one trips oneday.