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Checklist – Electrical Safety


1.1 Installation type

1.2 Approximate Installation Age

1.3 Evidence of additions or alterations.

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2.1 Identification of cable cores.

2.2 Current load capacity.

2.3 Voltage drop.

2.4 Aerial installation conditions.

2.5 Wiring connection.

Distribution boards

3.1 Location. For example, not in restricted location, access and exit.

3.2 MEN connection intact.

3.3 Basic protection against contact with live parts. for example, insulation and enclosures.

3.4 Protection against the spread of fire.

3.5 Protective devices installed and properly rated for overcurrent protection, arc fault protection, and discrimination.

3.6 Device connection. eg, ground bar, neutral and active links.

3.7 Connection and fixing of wiring and switchgear.

3.8 Identification and labeling of electrical equipment. for example, distribution board markings and circuit identification

3.9 Protection against external influences. eg mechanical damage, effects of ultraviolet light.

3.10 Isolation devices, eg main switches.

3.11 Fault protection (protection against indirect contact with live parts) through the use of automatic supply disconnection. Check that the consumer’s electrical network has overcurrent protection.

3.12 RCDs installed in applicable circuits.

Cabling systems

4.1 Conductor size. Check the current carrying capacity and derating of the cables.

4.2 Identification of cable cores.

4.3 Support and fixings.

4.4 Connections and closures. Check to confirm that the cables are properly terminated.

4.5 Overhead cabling systems. Check clearances from structures, vegetation, and soil.

4.6 Segregation of other services. Gas, water, solar.

4.7 Protection against external influences. eg mechanical damage, effects of ultraviolet light.

4.8 Installation of cables in accessible areas of the ceiling space. for example, near manholes, across battens and ceiling joists.

Electric equipment

5.1 General condition of electrical equipment.

5.2 Isolation devices installed where required.

5.3 Downlights installed in accordance with AS/NZS 3000:2007.

5.4 Are any outsourced processes managed and controlled?

5.5 Equipment installed according to manufacturers’ requirements.

5.6 Adequate equipment fixing and support

5.7 Equipment suitable for the operating environment. for example, IP classification.

5.8 Protection against dangerous parts. for example, protection, detection, etc.

5.9 Availability of user manuals, operating instructions.


6.1 Ground electrode installed. Sign and label attached to the main grounding conductor.

6.2 Ground conductors. eg size, id.

6.3 Equipotential bonding conductors. Pool fences, water pipes, reinforcement slab for wet areas

6.4 Proper connection, unions and terminations.

6.5 Protection against external influences. eg mechanical damage, effects of ultraviolet light.

6.6 Grounded conductive building materials where necessary. for example, contact with individual insulated wires.

6.7 Creation of a grounding situation that may require additional electrical equipment to be grounded.

Exit checks

7.1 MEN connection intact.

7.2 Safe switchboard.

7.3 The main switch and circuit protection returned to their original state.

7.4 Tools and equipment returned to the vehicle.

7.5 Person in charge notified of departure.



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