Electrical Hazards That Could Be Discovered By A Visual Inspection
Electrical hazards that might be discovered during a visual inspection include:
- Evidence of bare wires and conductors;
- Cuts, abrasions, and cracks in inner and outer cable insulation;
- Damage to plugs and sockets and a failure to cord grip the cable;
- A lack of circuit protection such as the absence of an appropriate fuse or a failure to use
- A residual current device;
- Evidence of incorrect, unsafe or unauthorized repairs;
- Overloaded circuits and sockets;
- Damage to the outer case of an appliance and the absence of effective operating controls;
- Appliances in a dirty or wet condition with vent holes filled with dust;
- No evidence of the provision of an adequate earth;
- The incorrect choice of an appliance for the task to be carried out; and
- Portable appliance tests which were out of date.
Other Important Health and Safety Topics:
- How to Pass NEBOSH IGC In First Attempt?
- Guidance On NEBOSH Command Words / Action Verbs
- Why We Manage Health and Safety?
- Barriers In Promoting Good Standards Of Health And Safety at Workplace.
- National Government Contribution Towards Health and Safety
- Definitions Of Health, Safety, Welfare & Environmental Protection
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