Electrical Safety

This electrical safety inspection checklist is designed to determine if worksite conditions are compliant with electrical safety rules, especially where different types of machinery and tools are in use. To be used as part of routine health & safety audits on jobsites, to minimise electrical hazards and risk of injury.​

Electrical Safety



Electrical Safety

1. Is equipment, including electrical plugs and cords, kept in good repair?


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2. Are flexible cords used only in continuous lengths without splices or taps?


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3. Are flexible cords and cables prohibited from being used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure; attached to building surfaces; concealed; run through holes in walls, ceilings, or floors?


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4. Is all electrical equipment grounded, and portable GFCIs required to be used on portable electrical equipment?


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5. Are all cord-connected, electrically-operated tools used by employees at their workplace in good condition?


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6. Is each type of disconnecting means (I.e. Circuit Breaker, knofe switch, etc.) required by the low voltage electrical safety orders is legibly marked to indicate its purpose unless it is located and arranged so that the purpose is evident?


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7. Are ground fault circuit interrupters used whenever equipment is in a wet environment such as a restroom?


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8. Are the existing Electrical Panel Directories and Equipment Disconnecting Means accurately labelled, legibly marked, and kept updated to indicate specific purpose?


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9. Is sufficient access and working space (I.e. 36 inches) provided and maintained around electrical equipment allowed for safe operation and maintenance?


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10. Is all facility electrical equipment marked with Manufacturer's name, trademark, or other descriptive marking by with it can be identified, including the voltage, current, wattage or other ratings?


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11. Are energized parts of electrical equipment operating at 50 V or more guarded against accidental contact by use of approved cabinets or other forms of approved enclosures?


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12. Are hot plates, heating mantles, and other heaters with enclosed elements, prohibited or required to have a thermal shut-off or tip-over-protection safety device?


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13. Are electricians and "Qualified Electrical Workers" trained in NFPA 70E safe work practices and authorized to work on specific equipment?


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14. Does each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs wear Arc Rated (AR/FR) apparel and PPE when working on or around exposed electrical conductors?


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15. Are all electrical equipment and systems treated as energized until tested or otherwise proven to be de-energized?


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16. Does the organization have a written Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) Program?


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17. Do Authorized Workers who perform lockout-tagout have appropriate training?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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