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What is Electrical Inspection Checklist?

An electrical inspection checklist is an essential tool to determine if your workers and worksite adhere to electrical compliance safety rules. Electrical equipment should undergo quality and safety checks before operating. Inadequate checks and poor training can lead to electric shock and death.

An electrical safety checklist is often accompanied by a site-walkthrough to identify and report on common electrical hazards. The report then provides an overall electrical safety inspection assessment of the worksite, training, and equipment being used and general recommendations on what to improve.

This article will briefly discuss 1) key reasons why you need to perform electrical inspections; 2) how to streamline electrical safety audits, and 3) free downloadable electrical safety checklists.

Key Reasons Why Perform Electrical Inspections

An electrical inspection is performed by a qualified person who is trained and knowledgeable in the construction and operation of electrical systems. It helps to identify unsafe equipment, faulty installation, and unfollowed work practices. Here are the key reasons why you should perform electrical inspections:

To Keep Electrical Hazards at Bay

OSHA recorded that electrocution is the most common hazard and one of the fatal 4 across the construction industry. Performing electrical inspections help prevent electrical hazards in the workplace and ensures a safe environment for all employees.

To Ensure Compliance with Regulatory Standards

Businesses need to comply with regulatory standards to prevent unnecessary incidents, lawsuits, and criminal investigations. Complying with OSHA’s electrical standards helps to protect employees from exposure to danger such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.

To Secure Insurance Claims

Insurance companies require evidence to support insurance claims. Accurate recordkeeping serves as a record in the event of incidents and damages. It substantiates the facts that you have gathered during the electrical inspection.

Streamline Electrical Safety Audit

A mobile inspection app such as iAuditor can digitize your electrical safety forms and enable you to conduct audits faster on your hand-held device, generate reports instantly and save all data securely online. Preview a sample electrical safety report generated using the iAuditor mobile app.

We have created 5 electrical safety checklists you can download and customize for free and conduct paperless mobile inspections using the iAuditor mobile app.


Katrina Watson

SafetyCulture staff writer