• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location

General Information

  • Time Begun

  • Today's Date

  • Location
  • Site Code

  • Service Code

  • Subcontractor

  • Subcontractor

  • Walk and Talk Purpose: To promote constructive dialogue on Electrical Safety

  • How to Walk and Talk Electrical Safety:
    1. Please remember that you are casual observer and this checklist is just a prompt guide.
    2. If there are any problems please contact an Electrical Advisor (electrician or electrical engineer) to discuss the situation
    3. Make sure that you have a good understanding of any electrical instructions at your workplace.

  • How to Walk and Talk:
    1. Nominated leader to select and notify assistant prior to the scheduled Walk and Talk.
    2. Take 5 to plan your Walk and Talk
    3. Keep your Walk and Talk to no more than 20 minutes
    4. Promote constructive dialogue about safety – don’t forget to listen. Promote a “can-do” attitude
    5. Promote the reporting of Near Misses
    6. Document and praise what is being done well to the workgroup and supervisor
    7. Document agreed action items needing improvement and signed by Project Manager
    8. Forward completed Walk and Talk to Supervisor and Project Manager for discussion at OHS Meeting and Toolbox Meeting

  • Supervisor / Observers

Extension Leads:

  • Is the extension lead tagged?

  • Is the tagging current?

  • Is the extension lead in good working order? i.e. free from cracks and or damaged insulation?

  • Is the extension lead showing any signs of kinking or being stretched?

  • Is the extension lead run longer than 20 metres?

  • Is a portable RCD being used in conjunction with the extension lead?

  • Is the extension lead being supported by stands?

  • Is there more than one or more extension leads plugged together to form a single lead?

  • Is the extension lead coiled or in a reel?

  • Is any extension lead in a position where they are subject to mechanical damage and/or liquids?

Permanent (fixed) wiring

  • Are cables in a position where they are subject to mechanical damage and/ or liquids?

Permanent Points

  • Are indoor power points in good working order?

  • Are all the outdoor power points the weather proof type?

Portable electrical equipment and electric tools?

  • Are the portable electrical equipment and/or electric tools connected to an RCD?

  • Are the portable electrical equipment and/or electric tools tested and tagged?

  • Is the portable electrical equipment and/or electric tools tag current?

  • Is the temporary equipment sign posted?

  • Is the portable electrical equipment been switched off at the end of the working day?

  • Is there any combustible material within two meters of the portable electrical equipment?

  • Is the outdoors- portable electrical equipment been adequately supported to prevent damage?

Hired portable electrical equipment and electric tools

  • Has the hired equipment arrived on site with an in-date tag and equipment certificate of safety?

Hot works involving portable electric tools?

  • Is the hot work permit clearly visible where the task is being performed?

  • Are all aspects of the hot works permit being complied with?

Working under electrical power lines

  • Is employee aware of Overhead Power Lines or Buried Power Lines?

  • Is employee within a Safe Working Distance of power lines (check local regulations)?

  • Has the area been barricaded?

Feedback from Walk and Talkers to Workgroup

  • What is being done well

  • What could be improved


  • Comment / Corrective Action / Responsible Person / Risk Ranking / Due Date / Date Completed

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