1412.07  INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)   In General. The Electrical Inspection Authority, or his or her authorized assistants, shall have and are hereby given jurisdiction, subject to review as hereinafter provided, over the inspection of all electrical installations, including changes, repairs and additions, and may make such other inspections and tests after repairs or changes are deemed necessary for safety and for the enforcement of this chapter.
   (b)   Right of Entry. The Electrical Inspection Authority and his or her authorized assistants shall have the right, during reasonable hours, to enter any building or premises in the City without hindrance for the purpose of inspecting or testing an installation of electrical wiring, electrical devices and/or electrical material. The person having control or management of equipment covered by this chapter shall provide such assistance as is required by the inspector in making the inspection.
   (c)   Installation Notice. Immediately upon the completion of the wiring of any building, it shall be the duty of the person installing the same to notify the Electrical Inspection Authority, who shall notify the Electrical Inspector to inspect the installation as soon as possible. If it is found to be fully in compliance with this chapter and does not constitute a hazard to life and property, he or she shall issue to such person, for delivery to the owner, a certificate of inspection, authorizing connection to the electrical service and the turning on of the current.
   (d)   Power of Condemnation. Whenever any electrical device, wiring or material is found to be unsafe or in a condition so as to be dangerous to life or property, the Electrical Inspection Authority and his or her authorized assistants are hereby authorized to condemn and cause the turning off of all electric supply and to cut or disconnect, in cases of emergency, any wiring causing such hazard, and no such unit or material thereof shall thereafter be used until put in a safe condition and approved by the Department of Engineering and Building.
   (e)   Condemnation Warning Tags. Whenever any electrical device, wiring or material has been condemned, the Electrical Inspection Authority shall place thereon a warning tag listing the cause for the condemnation.
   (f)   Re-Inspection. The Electrical Inspection Authority, or his or her authorized assistants, may make, periodically, a thorough re-inspection of the installation in buildings of all electrical wiring, electrical devices and material now installed or that may hereafter be installed in the City. When the installation of any such wiring, devices and/or material is found to be in a dangerous or unsafe condition, the person owning, using or operating the same shall be notified and shall make the necessary repairs or changes required to place such wiring, devices and material in a safe condition and shall have such work completed within fifteen days, or within such longer period specified by the Electrical Inspection Authority in such notice. The Electrical Inspection Authority is hereby authorized to disconnect or order the discontinuance of electrical service to such wiring, devices and/or material so found to be defectively installed, until the installation of such wiring, devices and material has been made safe as directed by the Electrical Inspector.
   (g)   Certificate of Inspection. No certificate of inspection shall be issued unless the electrical installation is in strict conformity with the provisions of this chapter, the statutes of the State, and the rules and regulations issued by the Michigan Public Service Commission under the authority of State statutes, and unless it is in conformity with approved methods of construction for safety to persons and property.  Compliance with the provisions of this chapter, including the standards adopted in Section 1412.04, shall be prima-facie evidence of such approved methods.
   (h)   Approved Materials. No person shall install or use any electrical device, apparatus or equipment designed for attachment to, or installation of, any electrical circuit or system for heat, light or power, which device, apparatus or equipment is not of good design and construction and safe and adequate for its intended use. The Electrical Inspection Authority or his or her authorized assistants shall have the power to disapprove the use or installation of devices not fulfilling these requirements. The devices, apparatus and equipment approved by such generally recognized authorities as the United States Bureau of Standards, Electrical Testing Laboratories of New York or Underwriters' Laboratories shall be held to have approval of the Electrical Inspector, unless explicitly disapproved by the Authority for reasons of faulty design and poor construction involving danger to persons and/or property. It shall be the duty of the Electrical Inspection Authority or his or her authorized assistants, from time to time, to inspect devices, apparatus and equipment offered to the public for use in installations to see that such items conform to the above requirements.
   (i)   Records of Inspection. The Electrical Inspection Authority or his or her authorized assistants shall keep complete records of all permits issued and inspections made and other official work performed under this chapter.
(Ord. 11.  Passed 4-21-64.)