Nviron Consulting


Over 40% fire accidences happen due to fault in electric circuits, connections and always electrical system is a threat to safety of people and their property in the form of shocks, burns, injury, fire and explosion which cause damage to expensive communication equipment, loss of data, fire in cable gallery, etc. Electrical Safety Audit is applicable for Industries, Power sector, Service sectors such as IT Parks, Hotels and Telecommunications.
Electrical Safety Audit is examining the safety of electrical installations of any industrial unit or organization. Electrical Safety Audit is performed by documentation review, inspection, testing and verification. Electrical Safety Audits are conducted by experienced professionals who assist clients in reducing risk and help to ensure compliance with applicable Safety Standards and Regulations.

Typical Scope of Study

– Verification of statutory compliance with respect to Indian Electricity standards

– Physical inspection to identify electrical hazards (shock, fire, explosion, overloading) and to suggest electrical
safety solutions

– Review of plant lightning protection system (need, adequacy, installation and maintenance)

– Review of static electricity hazards in plant operations (if applicable)

– Review of hazardous area classification and selection of flameproof electrical equipment in the plant, including
maintenance aspects (if applicable)

– Review of electrical preventive maintenance system (including tests, documentation, history cards, etc).

– Review of electrical accidents and near misses in the plant to identify root causes

– Review of electrical systems & procedures (work permits, interlocks, lockout tags, etc).

– Review of the importance given to electrical safety in the company safety policy, safety committee, continuous
electrical risk identification, etc.

– Assessing the integrity of insulation of cables by carrying out insulation resistance tests on a sample basis

– Review of the earthing system (installation & maintenance aspects), including sample earth resistance tests

– To identify areas of overloading by carrying out load current measurements and compare against cable current carrying
capacity calculation

– Hotspot detection using infra-red hot spot detection equipment/ thermal imaging (as necessary).