Electrical Hazards That Could Be Discovered By A Visual Inspection

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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  • Portable appliance tests which were out of date.

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