Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Buildings — See Ch. 11.
Electrical installations in coin-operated dry-cleaning establishments — See § 22-37.
STATE LAW REFERENCES
Authority to regulate buildings and structures — See N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.12a and 40:48-1(13).
[Ord. No. 1095, § 2.]
As used in this chapter, the term "reasonably safe to persons and property," as applied to electrical construction and electrical equipment, means safe to use in the service for which the installation or equipment is intended without unnecessary hazard to persons or property.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 9.]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to work done in connection with lines or equipment owned by a public utility, as defined in N.J.S.A. 48:2-13, and directly used in the supplying of its service.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 1.]
All electrical construction and electrical equipment shall be reasonably safe to persons and property and in conformity with the provisions of this chapter and the applicable statutes of the state and all orders, rules and regulations issued by authority thereof.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 3.]
Conformity of electrical installations with applicable regulations set forth in the National Electrical Code, which has been approved by the American Standards Association, shall be prima facie evidence that such installations are reasonably safe to persons and property.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 4.]
Conformity of electrical equipment with applicable standards of Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., shall be prima facie evidence that such equipment is reasonably safe to persons and property.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 5; Ord. No. 1480, § 1.]
Before any person shall install, extend or renew any electrical wiring or fixed electrical equipment, they shall first file an application for inspection with a firm duly authorized by the board of public utility commissioners to make electrical inspections in this state.
When emergency repairs are necessary in order to maintain service on an electrical system, the necessary repairs may be made without first filing an application for inspection. In such cases the application shall be filed not later than the next working day after the date on which the repairs were made.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 6.]
Such duly authorized firm, upon receipt of an application for inspection shall, within a reasonable time after notice of completion of electrical work, make or cause to be made an inspection of such work and such tests as may be necessary to determine that the installation conforms with the provisions of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 6.]
Such duly authorized firm shall, upon written request from the chief of the fire department, make or cause to be made an inspection of any existing electrical installation when, in the opinion of the chief of the fire department, the condition of the installation warrants such an inspection.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 6.]
Such duly authorized firm shall file with the chief of the fire department a report of all inspections made, and shall have the authority, during reasonable hours, to enter any building or premises for the purpose of making an inspection or test of the electrical installation contained therein.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 7; Ord. No. 1480, § 1.]
No electrical wiring shall be concealed by permanent placement of parts of a building until such wiring has been inspected and approved by a firm duly authorized by the board of public utility commissioners to make electrical inspections in this state.
[Ord. No. 1095, § 8; Ord. No. 1480, § 1.]
The chief of the fire department shall keep on file a record of all violation reports received from a firm duly authorized by the board of public utility commissioners to make electrical inspections in this state until such violations are corrected and approval issued by such firm. When an electrical installation which is connected to the supply of electricity has been reported in violation of the requirements of this chapter, the chief of the fire department shall notify the person owning or using the installation. If, after a period of ten days has elapsed or such further reasonable time as may be granted upon request, the installation has not been approved by a firm duly authorized by the board of public utility commissioners to make electrical inspections in this state, the chief of the fire department shall have the authority to disconnect or order the disconnection of electrical service to such electrical installation. In cases of emergency, when necessary for safety to persons or property or when electrical equipment may interfere with the work of the fire department, the chief of the fire department shall have the authority to disconnect or order the disconnection, immediately, of service to electrical installations.