Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real time while on the job. In September, the platform introduced the four most recent editions of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC).
To help with navigating the platform, NFPA has created a new weekly video series that explains some of the features and functionalities users need to know about like dashboards, sharing, bookmarks, and more. We're kicking off the series by talking about the Dashboard and publications features.
When users first engage with NFPA LiNK they will find themselves on their Dashboard, which is really the hub of the application. The Dashboard, which features all of the publications available within the application, will continuously be added to, and eventually it will contain all NFPA codes and standards. Having a subscription means that while the NEC might be the main code a user references, they won’t be limited in accessing other NFPA codes and standards. They’ll continue to see new content added and updated regularly.
The Dashboard also features a section called, “Getting Started with NFPA LiNK.” For those who are new to the platform this is a great resource spot that provides helpful information on how to use the application. As users start to work within the application, the Dashboard will highlight their most recent bookmarks for quick access to the content they use most. The video below highlights key features of the Dashboard:
Once a user selects a publication to view they can begin to navigate and interact with the content. The platform is designed to follow the structure of the codebook so this view should feel familiar to those who consistently work within the code. Users can quickly navigate to chapters and sections by clicking the linked table of contents, and while they are working within the code text, they’ll see that referenced sections and tables are also linked for quick retrieval. Everything is designed for easy reading; even the tables expand to full screen mode in order to make them easier to view. The video below highlights how users can work within a given publication:
There’s so much about NFPA LiNK you don’t want to miss. Learn more about how NFPA LiNK can help you in your work. Purchase or try NFPA LiNK today by visiting the website.
Find more information about the platform, a timeline of additional codes and standards that will be coming to NFPA LiNK, and a product introduction video at nfpa.org/LiNK.
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