Audit

What is the piece of equipment being inspected ? Please advise in notes section.

Is there a serial number visible on the item ?
If yes please make a note of this in the notes section

Has the item had the annual potable appliance testing carried out (PAT) and is this is date?

GENERAL CONDITION

Are there any missing parts or loose parts ?

Are handgrips in place securely ?

PLUG (External) NEVER OPEN THE PLUG TO INSPECT

Is the casing of the plug cracked or damaged ?

Is the plug casing in good condition ?

Is the plug free from scorch marks ?

Is the cable fitted firm into the plug ?

Can you see any of the coloured conductor wires entering the plug ?

CABLE

Is the cable free from damage (no cuts, cracks, bare conductor wires, heat damage) ?

Is the cable free from other joints (there should only be plug and cable) ?

APPLIANCE

Is the structural condition of the equipment safe with no external damage ?

Is the piece of equipment free from signs of over heating ?

Is the cable running into the structure of the appliance firm and not loose ?

Is the cable running into the appliance free from visible coloured conductor wires ?

Are the switched and buttons in good condition ?

Is the appliance clean and free from dust build up ?

INSTALLATIONS

Are the structural condition of sockets, cable ducts, light fittings, switches and electrical boxes safe ?

Is there any loose or hanging cables ?

Are electrical boxes secure and safe ?

Is the electrical equipment free from other hazards - water, combustible material (paper, clothing etc), overloading, potential tripping hazards, potential for mechanical damage (lying across vehicle or pedestrian routes) ?

RCD'S

Press the test button, then reset. Do these work correctly ?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.