Electrical Safety Audit (ESA) which is also known as Electrical Risk Assessment and 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
Wire is the best Electrical Safety Consultant in India. We follow an organised method for evaluating potential electrical hazards and create reports recommending actions to improve Electrical Safety Audits. Electrical Safety Audits include the factory assessment of electrical installations in various industries such as Electrical and Construction in various Cities across India and outside India.
The major hazards working with the electrical system of any facility are electrical shock and burns, body injury, body part damage, and it can be even catastrophic as electrocution or death, or explosion.
Electricity is an essential component for any building, organisation. So, this can be risks and hazards can be managed effectively.
As per the various studies and reports presented, between 45% to 60% of fire accidents at any facility occurred due to short circuits or other electrical problems.
This percentage is even higher for the industries handling flammable chemicals. Some more risks associated with electricity are loss of human life, loss of property, loss of data, equipment damage, legal implication, and further disruption in business continuity.
These hazards and risks can be effectively managed by strengthening the work procedures and practices, maintenance programs, safety training, electrical system design & adherence to policies.
This can be achieved by practicing and implementing various national and international standards and codes and following legal requirements.
Electrical Safety Audit & Consultant in India
WIRE Consultancy has an experienced technical team and competent persons to examine the facility. WIRE offers a detailed Electrical Risk Assessment study to identify the potential hazards and inherent risks associated with the electrical supply at the facility.
The Electrical Safety Audit’s main objective is to identify potential electrical hazards; flaws in the design system, maintenance system, etc. top reverent minimize loss of life and property.
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 Electrical protection system.
Review of connected load, sanctioned load/contract demand.
Review of the complete electrical distribution system.
Verification of statutory compliance with respect to Indian Electricity Rules 1956/CEA 2010 Regulations/Acts.
Review of quality of electrical safety and protective systems like Main switches, MCCBs, MCBs, ELCBs/RCBs, Isolators etc.
Physical inspection to identify electrical hazards (shock, electrical protection system, fire, explosion, controls, installation, maintenance, LOTO etc.) and to suggest electrical safety solutions.
Review of static electricity hazards in the Electrical System/Installation operations as per IS 7689.
Review of Electrical System/Installation lightning protection system (need, adequacy, installation, and maintenance) as per IS 62305.
Review of electrical accidents and near-misses in the Electrical System/Installation to identify the root causes.
Review of electrical systems & procedures (work permits, interlocks, lockout tags, etc.).
To provide limit of Hazardous area zoning for flammable chemical storage.
Review of the importance given to electrical safety in the company safety policy, safety committee, continuous electrical risk identification, etc.
Following standards but not limited to, are followed for electrical safety audit at any facility.
Indian Electricity Act 2003 (Amended in 2007).
Central Electricity Authority (CEA) 2010 Regulations.
NFPA 70E Validation.
IS 732 – Code of Practice of Electrical Wiring Installations.
IS 3043:2018 – Code of Practice for Earthing.
IS 5216 – Guide for Safety Procedures and Practices in Electrical Work.
IS 10118 – Code of Practice for the installation, selection, and maintenance of switchgear and control gear.
IEEE: 519 & IEEE: 1159: Reference standards for Power quality and harmonics.
NBC 2016: National Building Code 2016.
IS 7689: Code of Practice against Static Charges.
IS 1646: Code of practice for fire safety of buildings (general): Electrical Installations.
IS 1648: Code of practice for fire safety of buildings (general): Firefighting Equipment.
State Building Codes and Good Engineering Practices.