• Parked in safe location (facing with traffic, pulled through, or backed in) and comes placed?

Property assessment and access

  • Observers property for layout and hazards before accessing property and walks safest path to meter?

  • Looks at notes in handheld to help identify known hazards?

  • Looks for oncoming traffic before crossing roads or accessing truck?

  • Were dog procedures followed correctly?
    Ie. Homeowner asked to confine dogs if home, yard surveyed for signs of dog if homeowner not home.

  • Tech is not distracted while walking.
    (Ie. Not looking at handheld, route sheet, etc.)

  • Tech has tools safely stored in tool pouch or bag (pointed side down)?

  • Utilizing Yak Trax when applicable (snow or icy conditions)

  • Tech has proper Nisource I.D

  • Tech recalls safety content of morning meeting.



  • Is gas meter being worked on?

  • Proper PPE is worn? (Hard hat, safety glasses)

  • Tech knows gas leak procedure? (Call supervisor, Trucheck office)

  • Recognizes potential hazards at the meter and uses best judgement to avoid them?

  • Tech uses good ergonomics while at the meter?



  • Is electric meter being worked on?

  • Proper PPE is worn correctly? (FR clothing on exterior and top button, sleeves down, hard hat, safety glasses, face shield, rubber gloves with leather covers)

  • Glove check completed before work day started?

  • Recognizes potential hazard at the meter and uses best judgement to avoid them?

  • Attempts to notify homeowner of temporary loss of power?

  • Inside of meter can inspected for damage or stressed wires?

  • Tech looks and identifies underground or overhead service and visually inspects incoming lines/rain heads?

  • Meter pulled smoothly

  • Back of meter inspected and jaws tested with voltmeter?

  • New meter installed safely (gently pushed into place)?

  • Reinstalled cover or ring?

  • Rubber gloves, leather overs, and face shield utilized form seal to seal?

  • Proper and insulated tools were used if necessary?
    (Only supervisor working inside meter box)

  • Gloves are packed back into the glove bag, cuff down?

Ending of audit

  • Did any incidents occur on this audit?

  • Did the tech have any questions or concerns as to being able to perform the work safely?

  • Any additional comments?

  • Follow up needed with this tech?

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