NFPA 70E Audit: What’s on the Checklist?

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NFPA 70E Audit: What’s on the Checklist?

Does your facility have a strong electrical safety program (ESP) in place?

Are you confident that your workers practice safe work habits? Have you and other department managers evaluated the company’s ESP lately?

If you cannot answer those questions with a “yes”, then you may want to consider asking a third party to perform an NFPA 70E audit at your facility.

Why is this so important for my company?

Auditing is all about compliance. Standards and safety expectations have been created and enforced in order to provide a safer working environment for workers. When it comes to electrical safety, the industry relies on OSHA 1910.331-335 and NFPA 70E for regulations and standards. NFPA 70 and other resource standards are also utilized.

Internal audits performed regularly are an important part of any company’s safety program. Part of that safety program may include using an outside auditing source. A third-party auditor can reveal gaps in a safety program. The auditor can also reinforce good employee work habits or point out practices that are no longer up-to-date.

What items are on an NFPA 70E audit checklist?

A typical audit checklist evaluates some crucial elements, like training programs and employees’ overall knowledge of electrical safety.  The audit can evaluate employees’ task qualifications, their awareness of shock and arc flash hazards, and their proper selection and use of PPE

The audit checklist can also include employees’ knowledge of boundaries, their understanding of the use of specific tools, and their knowledge of the arc flash labels posted on electrical equipment.

Refer to our Safety Cycle™ article on electrical safety audits. In it, we provide a plan of action for any company to be able to audit their electrical programs thoroughly and effectively.

Choose an audit that best fits your needs.

e-Hazard offers three different audits. Choose the one that is most applicable to meet  your workplace needs.

Electrical Compliance Inpection – recommended for smaller facilities that need a review of their electrical procedures

NFPA 70E Compliance Audit – recommended for medium-size facilities 

Comprehensive Electrical Safety Audit – recommended for any facility looking to improve its electrical safety regimen. This audit follows the ANSI/AIHA Z10 standard.

How do I get started?

Simply contact us below or call the office at (502) 716-7073 and ask how to get started with one of our electrical safety audits at your site.

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