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WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST || TEN POINT ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Is electrical equipment properly and durably marked with the manufacturer’s name or trademark?

Is only listed and labeled electrical equipment being used and has it been installed in accordance with instructions?

Is there a lockout/tagout procedure for work on electrical circuits?

Are safe work practices (such as following lockout/tagout procedures, de-energizing live parts or services, and discharging capacitors) used to prevent electrical shock and other injuries?

Are fixtures, lamp holders, lamps, and receptacles fitted without exposed live parts or energized surfaces that a person could touch?

Are lamps and receptacles protected from accidental contact or breakage or at least 8 feet higher than work surfaces?

Is the disconnecting means legibly marked or located so its purpose is evident?

     
GROUNDING

Does all the electrical wiring on the premises have a proper ground?

Do tools, equipment and portable hand lamps have a grounding wire(third wire) or are they double insulated?

Do all receptacles have grounding wire (third wire)?

Are grounding terminals used only for the purpose of grounding?

If 50kv overhead lines cannot be de-energized and grounded, is a distance of 10-feet or more maintained between the person or any conductive object and these overhead lines?

     
GUARDING LIVE PARTS

Do electrical boxes and fittings have approved covers?

Are conductors entering boxes protected from abrasion and are unused openings in boxes closed?

Do enclosures protect electrical components from physical damage?

Have the hot wire, neutral wire and equipment grounding conductor been connected properly in receptacles and flexible cords and cables?

     
FLEXIBLE CORDS AND CABLES

Do flexible cords have strain relief to prevent pull on joints or terminal screws?

Do all cords have proper attachment plugs?

Are splices mechanically secure and completed using splicing devices or soldered splices and then properly insulated?

Are flexible cords and cables used so that there would be no damage to the outer jacket or insulation?

Has permanent wiring been installed where needed to replace flexible cords or cables?

Are defective or damaged cords replaced promptly?

     
CONSTRUCTION

Are ground-fault circuit interrupters or an assured equipment grounding conductor program used on construction sites?

Have employees been advised of the location of hazards and proper protective measures to avoid contact with an energized circuit?

Are worn or frayed electric cords or cables replaced promptly?

Are extension cords kept safe from damage that could be caused by fastening them with staples, hanging them from nails, or suspending them by wire?

     
SPECIAL LOCATIONS

Are electrical installations in hazardous locations approved for those locations?

Are portable electric tools and equipment used around water manufactured and approved to be used in wet or damp locations?

     

 


TEN POINT ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST


TEN POINT WORKPLACE CHECKLIST TEN POINT RESIDENTIAL CHECKLIST
  • Make sure all tools and appliances with flexible cords are properly grounded.
  • Guard live parts of electric equipment against accidental contact.
  • Identify the circuits served by the fuses, circuit breakers, or disconnect switches and record them in the panel board directory.
  • Protect flexible cords and cables from physical damage.
  • Ground exposed parts of fixed equipment that could be energized.
  • Make sure all ground paths from equipment and enclosures are permanent and continuous.
  • Keep slack in flexible cords to prevent tension on terminals.
  • Make sure the insulating qualities of a splice are equal to or greater than the original cord.
  • Make certain there are no obstructions limiting air circulation near equipment ventilating openings.
  • Locate over current protective devices(i.e., circuit breakers or fuses) where they can be easily and quickly reached.
  • Replace broken wall plates and keep safety covers on used outlets.
  • Make sure cords are in good condition and out of high traffic areas.
  • Use extension cords only on a temporary basis
  • Make sure plugs fit snugly into outlets. Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn't fit.
  • Use ground fault circuit interrupters in all areas where water and electricity come into contact.
  • Check that light bulbs are the correct wattage for light fixtures.
  • Fuses and circuit breakers should be the correct sizes for the circuits connected to them.
  • If you have an appliance that’s gotten wet, unplug it and don’t use it until it’s been checked by a qualified repair person.
  • If you have an appliance that repeatedly blows a fuse, trips a circuit, or shocks you, unplug it and have it repaired or replaced.
  • Equipment should be in good condition and working properly.

Each breaker should be identified to show what each switch controls!

WORKPLACE ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST || TEN POINT ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKLIST