Digital Electrical Inspection Checklists
Easily identify electrical hazards to avert electrical incidents in the workplace with a mobile inspection app
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.
5 Featured Electrical Safety Checklists
Electrical Safety Inspection Checklist
Use this template to assess the compliance of electrical safety measures for a given worksite. Do a site walkthrough and inspect the electrical tools and equipment being used (e.g switches, power lines, appliances, installations, wiring, cables and cords). Evaluate if the workers are knowledgeable on electrical safety measures and are aware of their responsibility to report any hazards. Check that lock out tag out procedures are being followed by workers before performing any electrical maintenance and installation work. Provide an overall safety assessment of the workplace in managing electrical hazards.
Electrical Hazard Checklist
Use this checklist before you commence work each day to check for hazards that could cause an electrocution. Initially check if general electrical safety measures are followed. Next inspect if power tools, extension and flexible cords are safely utilized. Evaluate if grounding procedures are applied to all equipment and tools. Lastly, determine if employees comply with the safety regulations when working around power lines (if applicable). Provide an overall hazard rating and recommendations to improve safety.
Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) Checklist
LOTO procedures are critical when performing maintenance and repairs on electrical equipment to protect repairers and nearby workers. Use this LOTO checklist before servicing industrial equipment. Check the quality and efficiency of LOTO devices being used and rate the overall LOTO process. Browse here for more LOTO checklists.
Accident Report Form
An accident report helps to track improvement on electrical safety. Use this template to document accidents caused by faulty electrical wires and short circuits or any electrical hazards detected. Record information of the injured person, injury details and the contributing factors to the accident. You may also document emergency services involved, hospitalization information and witness statements. Use iAuditor to collate accident records for safety purposes.
Fire Extinguisher Checklist
Electrical hazards and faults can cause fire or explosions in the workplace. Having ready access to functional fire extinguishers can prevent fires from spreading and save lives. Use this checklist to perform your monthly fire extinguisher inspections in the workplace. Check to ensure you have the correct extinguishers for the relevant hazards and they are charged and not defective.