Electrical safety audits are necessary for ensuring that the electrical equipment within any given facility is in proper working condition. The thorough and comprehensive nature by which The Jacman Group conducts electrical safety audits may help prevent equipment damage as well as worker injuries and fatalities.
About Electrical Safety Audits
Electrical safety audits consist of a series of inspections performed by experts in electrical safety and damage prevention. The specialists will evaluate your equipment, perform tests and measurements, take photos, and instruct your personnel on how to operate electrical equipment efficiently and safely. Working with electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety audits may significantly reduce the chances of damage or injuries to workers.
Benefits of Electrical Safety Audits
The goal of electrical safety audits is to maintain a safe and operational working environment for all employees. Electrical safety companies like The Jacman Group perform these audits to minimize risk, optimize productivity, and help clients avoid electrical outages and additional problems. In doing so, these audits also help companies remain compliant with OSHA regulations and avoid violations or fines. Electrical safety audits may uncover significant weak points and flaws that, if left unaddressed, could turn catastrophic.
How Often Do You Need Electrical Safety Audits?
The NFPA 70E requires that electrical safety audits must be conducted every three years to “verify the principles and procedures” of a given electrical program. Depending on the size of your facility, this type of audit can take several days to weeks. You can expect to receive a full report summarizing the findings upon the completion of the electrical safety audit.
While 3-year electrical safety audits are required by OSHA, some companies may choose to do them sooner if they have outdated electrical equipment that is showing visible signs of damage or is functioning poorly.
Passing electrical audits ensures OSHA compliance, which is mandatory for all manufacturing facilities. Failing to properly inspect and improve electrical equipment every few years can result in significant fines and additional consequences. More importantly, electrical safety audits preserve the integrity of electrical systems, which provides workers with a safe environment to reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities.
Understanding NFPA 70E Facility Audits and Gap Analysis
The NFPA 70E is a popular standard for electrical safety practices in the United States. Suitable for companies with up to 500 employees, the NFPA 70E and it helps detect gaps or oversights in electrical safety programs. A full audit will shed light on areas for improvement for electrical safety within any given company. Learn more about the NFPA 70E here.
Why Choose The Jacman Group?
In business since 2001, The Jacman Group has an extensive amount of experience providing electrical safety services to businesses of all sizes. We specialize in arc flash and NFPA 70E electrical safety and our training classes with a special focus on our hands-on approach. Our instructors are subject matter experts, all of whom come with over 20 years of industry experience to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize safety in the workplace.
To learn more about our electrical safety audit services, contact us today!