Thursday, June 10, 2021

Electrical Safety Checklist

Electrical Equipment, Device, Appliance Safety:

  1. Do you specify compliance with OSHA Standards for all electrical work contracted out to private entities?
  2. Are employees instructed to make preparatory inspections and tests to decide what conditions exist before starting electrical work?
  3. When electrical equipment, devices, appliances or lines are installed, serviced, maintained or adjusted, are necessary switches opened, locked out when possible and tagged (LOTO System)?
  4. Are all portable electrical tools and equipment either grounded or double insulated to avoid any severe electrical shock or burn?
  5. Are various electrical appliances for example refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, vending machines, etc. grounded?
  6. Do extension cords have a grounding conductor?
  7. Are Ground-Fault Circuit (GFC) interrupters used at locations where construction, Installations, demolition, modification, alteration or excavation operations are being conducted?
  8. At the junction with permanent wiring, do appropriate and suitable disconnecting switches or plug connectors protect all temporary circuits to avoid any appliance, asset damage or physical or human life loss?
  9. Do you properly and correctly repair or replace wiring and cords with frayed or damaged insulation promptly?
  10. Are flexible cords and cables free of grafting or tie?
  11. Are clamps or other securing means appropriately provided on flexible types of cords or cables/wires at plugs, receptacles, tools, devices, appliances, equipment, etc?
  12. In wet or damp locations, conditions are electrical tools, appliances, devices and equipment properly for use?
  13. Do you establish the location of electrical power lines and cables (overhead, underground, another side of walls, etc.) before digging, drilling, demolition or other similar work begins?
  14. Do you prohibit the use of metal ladders in areas where the ladder or person using the ladder could come in contact with live parts of equipment, appliance, machinery, electrical devices or circuit conductors?
  15. Are all disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labelled to indicate their use or the equipment they serve?
  16. Do you disconnect electrical circuits before replacing fuses?
  17. Do all proper, secure and essential wiring systems include provisions for grounding metal parts of electrical raceways, equipment and enclosures?
  18. Are all live parts of electrical circuits, equipment and device secured and guarded by approved cabinets or enclosures against accidental contact?
  19. Are all unused vents such as including conduit knockouts in electrical enclosures and fittings closed with proper covers, plugs or plates?
  20. Are workforce/technicians who regularly work on or around energized electrical equipment or lines instructed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?
  21. Are the workforce prohibited from working alone on energized and live lines, appliances, devices, machinery or equipment?
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