Electrical Safety Checklist

Electrical Safety Checklist

This electrical safety checklist:

  • Can be used to inspect electrical equipment and installations and ensure compliance and prevent an electrical incident.
  • Can proactively address potential electrical hazards, minimizing the risk of accidents, electrical shocks, fires, or other injuries that could occur due to faulty or unsafe electrical systems.


About this Electrical Safety Checklist

This electrical safety checklist can be used to assist you in verifying that your electrical equipment and installations are safe. Any person inspecting, testing or working with electricity, must ensure that the procedures and guidelines specified in electrical legislation are always followed.

If a person is working with electrical equipment and/or installations safety precautions must be taken to eliminate or minimize risks to health and safety and meet mandatory legislative requirements.

Any person handling electrical equipment must do so in a safe and controlled manner, that will not damage, an electrical fire or reduce the service life of the equipment.

What is Electrical Equipment?

Electrical equipment could mean any apparatus, appliance, cable, conductor, fitting, insulator, material and meter or wire that:

  • Is used for controlling, generating, supplying, transforming or transmitting electricity at a voltage greater than extra-low voltage; or
  • Is operated by electricity at a voltage greater than extra-low voltage; or
  • Is part of an electrical installation located in an area in which the atmosphere presents a risk to health and safety from fire or explosion; or
  • Is, or is part of, a cathodic protection system.

What to do if Someone Gets an Electrical Shock

  • Do not touch the victim if they are in contact with live conductors.
  • Where possible, and if safe to do so disconnect the power source.
  • If able to relocate the victim to a safe environment and call for medical assistance.
  • Where qualified, commence and maintain resuscitation until emergency services arrive.
  • Cover any burned area with a sterile gauze bandage or a clean cloth.

General Electrical Safety Checks

Electrical Tag Out

Electrical Installations

  • Is all electrical work completed by licensed electricians?
  • Are switchboards correctly labeled and protected from damage?
  • Are lights, light fixtures, fittings and their power lines suitable for the work area and protected from damage?
  • Are power points suitable for the work areas and safely positioned?

Maintenance of Electrical Installations

  • Is there a maintenance program in place?
  • Has electrical wiring equipment and the electrical systems been tested?
  • Have portable and fixed electrical equipment been tagged?
  • Is there a record of the relevant test data?
  • Is the tester’s license number on the tags?

Flexible Cords and Extension Sets

  • Do all connections have either molded or transparent type plugs?
  • Are plugs, sockets and extension cords in good condition?
  • Are all flexible cords protected from damage?
  • Has it been ensured that aerial cables are not fixed or attached to scaffolding?
  • Are cords suitable for the length in use and free of electrical hazards?
  • Has it been verified that double adaptors and three-pin plug adaptors are not in use?

Residual Current Devices

  • Are residual current devices installed at switchboards and fixed sockets?
  • Is portable electrical equipment protected by a residual current device?
  • Are residual current devices labeled and have they been tested?
  • Are all final sub-circuits, socket outlets, portable generators and equipment protected by circuit breaker devices?

Why Become a Member of Redcat Safety and Download this Electrical Safety Checklist?

  • This electrical safety checklist can help you identify potential electrical hazards in your work environment.
  • The checklist and some great safety tips and prompts you to inspect electrical equipment, wiring systems and other components to ensure they are in good condition and free from hazards such as exposed wires, frayed cables, or damaged outlets.

After downloading this working at electrical safety checklist you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own electrical safety checklist.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the checklist.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Electrical Safety Checklist

  • This checklist is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Become a Member Now’ button.
  • The checklist will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no membership auto-renewals, contracts or ongoing costs.

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