Electrical Safety Audit, Electrical Risk Management, Electrical Safety Audit Training
A) What & Why of Electrical Safety Audit ESA

With electricity has become an indispensable part of our life, electrical risks during the operation and maintenance of electrical system are to be managed effectively.
In process industries, fires of electrical origin are very probable, especially while handling flammable chemicals. In service industries such as IT, Telecom sector etc. electrical Safety Audit can prevent damage to expensive communication equipment, loss of data, fire in cable gallery, etc.) could be substantial.
Identifying potential electrical hazards to prevent or minimize loss of life and property is best perceived through Electrical Safety Audit.
Identified potential electrical hazards during the audit when instantly eliminated or reduced would ensure human and plant safety of human and plant equipment and building. Electrical Safety Audit is important for Electrical Risk Management in Chemical plant, Refinery, Fertilizers, and Power plants.

Every installation is required to adopt proper safety measures which can avoid or restrict a number of accidents through Electrical Safety Audit. The electrical safety audit is adopted to effectively establish a sound Safety system in the plant.

A well-conducted electrical safety audit report will assist management in formulating Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Electrical Safety Audit is carried out due to various reasons such as:
Statutory requirement (environmental concerns, Risk Analysis for hazardous industries, etc.)
Requirement of the financial institution (for loans, etc.)
Suggestion of regulatory authorities
Process change/plant capacity addition
Change of management (Merger / Acquisition)
Genuine management concern as a measure of improvement
Part of OH& S (Occupational Health & Safety) policy of the organization
Major accident in the plant / major accident in the neighboring industry / major accident in a similar industry
Requirement of foreign partner
Identifying potential electrical hazards to prevent or minimize loss of life and property is best perceived through Electrical Safety Audit.

A well-planned Electrical Safety Audit would provide the following benefits:
Identification of flaws in the existing safety system.
Identification and elimination of safety hazards
Improvement of employee morale
Improvement of management awareness of problems
Enhancement of employee/employer relations
Premature failures are effectively minimized.
Unexpected outages can be minimized ensuring continues power supply to the end user.
Assisting in the management of Electrical risk
Electrical Safety Audit Types:
Electrical Safety audit generally falls into the following three main types:
Statutory Audit.
Human Safety Audit
Equipment Safety Audit.
Statutory Audit.
It involves a review of the statutory documents for compliance such as:
Govt. Electrical Inspection report
Earth resistance test report of individual earth pit earthing grid network and lightning arrestors.
Statutory clearance for installation of equipment
Compliance of electrical system with Indian Electricity rules acts and TAC recommendations
Insulation Resistance of electrical installation
Transformer oil test report
H.T. circuit breaker test report
Protection relay test report
Preventive Maintenance reports

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Marcep Inc. is a division of Marcep Group which has a JV with some of the major projects over the world and has entered the Asian market in sharing knowledge to the industry.