An Electrical Safety Audit (ESA) is a systematic approach to evaluate potential hazards and to recommend suggestions for improvements. It is an important tool for identifying deterioration of standards, areas of risks or vulnerability, hazards and potential accidents in plants for determining actions to minimize hazards. It ensures that safety effort is effective & meaningful.

Electrical Safety Audit is a statutory requirement which is suggested by regulatory authorities. It is mandatory for process change and plant capacity assessment. It helps the management to measure the scope of improvement. Now a days, occupational health & safety (OH & S) policy has become part and parcel of the regular operation and Electrical safety audit is one of the major concerns of OH & S policy.




Scope of Work in ESA: 

  • Identification of Electrical Hazards ( shock, fire, explosion etc)
  • Review of protection devices & system of the electrical installation
  • Review of major cables on sampling basis capacity and sizing
  • Survey of factory Lightning Protection System if applicable
  • Survey of Earthing System (Maintenance Aspects)
  • Review of Electrical Preventive Maintenance Program through document review
  • Examination of hand tools and Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) being used by the factory employees
  • Identification of Hot Spot at Electrical Panels by the state of the art instrument Thermal Imager
  • Review of system handling electrical accidents in the factory
  • Review of awareness amongst factory employees towards Electrical Safety
  • To check the compliance against legal & statutory requirement (Electrical Safety Aspects as per the applicable standard: Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC), 2006
  • Analysis of observation vis-à-vis regulatory requirements and best practices
  • Identification of gaps and gap analysis