• Type of installation

  • Approximate age of installation

  • Evidence of additions or alterations.

  • If "yes", estimated age.

Consumer Mains

  • Identification of cable cores.

  • Current carrying capacity.

  • Voltage Drop.

  • Aerial installation conditions.

  • Connection of wiring.


  • Location. e.g. Not in restricted location, access and egress.

  • Basic protection against contact with live parts. e.g. insulation and enclosures.

  • Protection against the spread of fire.

  • Protection devices installed and suitably rated for over-current protection, arc fault protection and discrimination.

  • Connecting devices. e.g. earth bar, neutral and active links.

  • Connection and fixing of wiring and switchgear.

  • Identification and labelling of electrical equipment. e.g. switchboard markings and circuit identification

  • Protection against external influences. e.g. mechanical damage, effects of UV light.

  • Isolating devices e.g. main switches.

  • Fault protection (protection against indirect contact with live parts) by the use of automatic disconnection of supply. Check that the consumer mains have over current protection.

  • RCD's installed on applicable circuits.

Wiring Systems

  • Conductor Size. Check current carrying capacity and derating of cables.

  • Identification of cable cores present.

  • Are support and fixings correct.

  • Connections and enclosures. Check to confirm that cables are suitably terminated.

  • Overhead wiring systems. Check clearances from structures, vegetation and ground.

  • Is their clear segregation from other services. Gas, water, solar.

  • Is their protection against external influences. e.g. mechanical damage, effects of UV light.

  • Installation of cables in accessible areas of the ceiling space. e.g. near manhole, crossing roof battens and trusses.

Electrical Equipment

  • General condition of electrical equipment.

  • Is isolation devices installed where required.

  • Equipment installed as per manufacturers requirements.

  • Fixing and support of equipment adequate

  • Is the equipment suitable for the operating environment. e.g. IP rating.

  • Is their protection against hazardous parts. e.g. guarding, screening etc.

  • Is availability of user manuals, operating instructions.


  • Is the earth electrode installed. Sign and tag attached to main earthing conductor.

  • Is the equipment properly grounded?

  • Are the connection, joints and terminations adequate.

  • is there protection against external influences. e.g. mechanical damage, effects of UV light.

  • Conductive building materials connected to earth where required. e.g. contact with single insulated cables.

  • Are the grounding test points clearly marked?

General Condition of electrical installation

  • Please state:

  • Main switch and circuit protection returned to original state.

  • Is the tools and equipment being used properly for task.

Sign Off

  • Electrician:

  • Was the electrical work was performed correctly.

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