Use this template to evaluate the agreement of electrical safety measures for a given workplace. Do a section walk through and check the electrical tools and equipment being utilised (e.g switches, power lines, appliances, installations, cables, and cords). Assess if the workers are educated about electrical safety measures and are conscious of their responsibility to report any risks. Control that lockout tag-out systems are being followed by employees prior to implementing any electrical sustaining and installation work. Provide an overall safety evaluation of the workplace in controlling electrical risks.
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Are unsealed wiring and cords with frayed or degenerated insulation repaired or restored immediately?
Are transportable electrical tools and equipment grounded or double insulated?
Are electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, polishers, vending machines,... grounded?
In case that electrical devices or lines need to be repaired, sustained, or adjusted, are necessary switches opened, locked out or tagged, whenever possible?
Do extension cords have a grounding conductor?
Are ground-fault circuit interrupters established on each temporary 15 or 20 amperes, 120-volt alternating current (AC) circuit at places where construction, demolition, changes, modifications, or excavations are performed?
Are multiple plug adapters prevented?
Are all temporary circuits guarded by suitable disconnecting switches or plug connectors at the junction with continual wiring?
Are electrical installations not in dangerous dust or vapor places?
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Are all cord, cable and raceway connections working and safe?
Are clips or other securing devices provided on elastic cords or cables at plugs, receptacles, equipment, etc., and is the cord jacket securely held in place?
Are all disconnecting switches and circuit breakers marked to symbolise their use or equipment served?
Do flexible cords and cables have no splices or taps?
Is the place of electrical power lines and cables (overhead, underground, under the floor, another side of walls, etc.) defined before starting excavating, drilling, or similar work?
In wet or damp places, is electrical equipment proper for the use or site or in another way protected?
Are metal measuring tapes, ropes, hand-lines or similar tools with a metallic thread formed into the fabric prevented where they could come in touch with energised parts of devices or circuit conductors?
Are all electrical raceways and enclosures safely set in place?
Are disconnecting means always opened before wicks are replaced?
Is the use of metal ladders forbidden in areas where the ladder or the person using the ladder could get in contact with energised elements of equipment, fixtures, or course conductors?
Is the controlling device for each motor that beats two horsepower ranked equal to or higher than the rating of the motor it assists?
Are enough access and working space given and kept around all electrical equipment to allow ready and safe operations and support?
Do all internal wiring systems carry provisions for grounding metal pieces of electrical raceways, equipment and enclosures?
Are all unused openings in electrical enclosures and connections closed with proper covers, plugs, or plates?
Are electrical enclosures like switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc., equipped with tight-fitting covers or plates?
Are all energised parts of electrical circuits and devices secured against incidental contact by certified cabinets or enclosures?
Is low voltage security given in the control method of motors driving machines or equipment that could lead to an injury from inattentive starting?
Is each motor detaching switch or circuit breaker placed within sight of the motor control means?
Can disconnecting switches for electrical motors over two horsepower open the circuit when the engine is hindered without exploding? Switches must be horsepower rated exactly or over the motor rating.
Is each motor positioned within sight of its controller or can the controller disconnecting means be locked open or is a separate disconnecting means established in the circuit in sight of the motor?
Is it forbidden to employees to work alone on energized lines or equipment above 600 volts?
Are all employees instructed to report any danger to life or property in contact with electrical equipment or lines immediately?
Are workers who frequently work on or nearby energized electrical equipment or lines revealed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?
Is appropriate lock-out and tag-out equipment in place that has just one key per lock?
Do administrators assure that proper lock-out procedures are supported?
Are there multiple locking devices used when multiple people work on a part of equipment so employees can all implement their own lock?
If the safe operation of an electrical tool or appliance is not safe, is it taken out of service, marked and repaired by a skilled technician?
Are appropriate lock-out, tag-out and testing completed to assure the voltage is off before working on maintenance on electrical devices?
Are there written lock-out methods implemented for anyone working on lock-out procedures?
Are certified workers trained in appropriate lock-out methods when performing sustainance on electrical equipment?
Overall Assessment and Recommendations
Overall evaluation of the workplace:
Do you have any recommendations:
Name and signature of inspector:
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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