Electrical safety audit is intended to confirm that the electrical structure of the plant or installation meets all requisite standards and that the structure is safe for people working there and in sound condition to guarantee uptime of the entire plant. The standards to meet include BS 7671 17 Edition wiring regulations, IEC 60079 17 for electrical equipment in explosive areas, as well as relevant NFPA 70 E requirements for electrical safety in the work place. Therefore the auditor has to carry out detailed inspection of the electrical structure on both the wiring and the protection switchgear in place. Wiring installation Inspection and Testing, These shall comprise undertaking the following, Recommend remedial measures as applicable. In order to undertake these scope, the Auditor shall initially spend time in studying the system in order to confirm that the as built drawings conform with existing installation. In the absence of as built drawings, the auditor has to prepare and produce the drawings. Due to the nature of testing procedures for earth resistance and insulation resistance, the tests can only be undertaken when the system is shut down. The Audit will have to arrange this with the production management to obtain such a window. Electrical safety audit examines the electrical installations in an area. These audits are done by experienced professionals, they approve reports regarding the electrical appliances inside the facility into consideration. After evaluation, recommendation to improve the protection of the facility will be provided. Typical scope of study, Carry out a practice to spot the errors in Electrical System. Verification of statutory compliance with reference to Central Electricity Authority or Indian Electricity Rules or other legal requirements of Electrical Safety. Identification of Electrical hazards (shock, fire hazards.) and their controls. Evaluation of plant lightning protection system. Safe Maintenance of Electrical Equipment. Methodology, Audit Planning. planning about the onsite activities, guidelines, procedures about the actual audit is done here. Audit opening meetings, Here the main auditor have a discussion with the manager of the facility. The aim is to make sure the collected knowledge (existing installation details) received by the auditing team is correct. Audit Scope, This completely depends on the specific demand of the consumer. Risk classification, On the basis of auditing the team gives a risk classification, according to that, the duration within which the organization should make the changes is specified. Physical Inspection, Site visit is done. Document Review the team reviews all the documents comprehensively for the assessment of the facility, like equipment drawings, policies, other safety reviews of the facility, and test records of various equipment. Audit Closing Conferences auditing team meets and discuss their findings and recommendations with the facility staff. Final Report Submission, the report can have all the findings by team and their recommendations. Deliverables, The auditing record should have the following points covered. Overview of Electrical system, Observations and recommendations, Lightning Protection System evaluation, Electrical Hazards and control measures, Hazardous Area Observations and Recommendations, Review of Electrical Accidents and control measures, Review of fire Hazards and Protection Measures, Electrical Maintenance Review, Review of Electrical test Records and test Procedures. Standards Adopted, To the extent possible the Electrical and Fire Safety audit will follow all applicable standards (national and international), such as, IS 14489, Code of Practice of Occupational Health and Safety Audits .Good engineering practices followed in similar establishments. National Building Code, 2015, NFPA (applicable codes to Fire Safety), CEA (measures relating to Safety and Electrical Supply) Regulations 2010, Various Indian Standard (BIS) Electrical.
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