The Electrical Risk Assessment which is also known as ESA (Electrical Safety Audit) can be broadly classified and grouped into three categories:
Safety related to humans-Human safety audit
Safety of equipment-Equipment safety audit
Statutory requirement-Statutory audit
The main objective of Electrical Safety Audit is to identifying potential electrical hazards; flaws in design system, maintenance system, etc. top reverent minimize loss of life and property. Following are the key objectives of ESA:
Review of connected load, sanctioned load/contract demand.
Review of the complete electrical distribution system.
Review of electricity bills for the penalties imposed by the power supply agency for exceeding contract demand, delayed payment charges and non-maintenance of power factor.
Review of quality of electrical safety and protective systems like Main switches, MCCBs, MCBs, ELCBs/RCBs, Isolators etc.
Review of insulation resistance of cables, wires etc.
Review of earthing system.
Review of quality of electrical wiring practices, switch gear used.
Review of UPS/Battery, hub/servers for safety and proper location.