Report Details



  • PHOTO AUDIT NAME PPC_initials_date_version_LRD e.g. PPC_AA_ddmmyy_nnn_ABCD




Section 1

Exchange – POP Switch or MAC chassis

  • Fibres and copper cables routed correctly, MBR not compromised

  • Excess fibre and/or copper cables stored neatly, storage tray not overflowing

  • Velcro ties used to manage patch cords neatly

  • MAC chassis correct colour and style copper cables used, i.e. purple cat6 x-over for Gigabit modules

  • Ref: CSD17090, TM00011

  • Take a wide shot of the whole sub rack. Use arrows to highlight where your module is. It may be a Switch or Fibrolan MAC chassis depending on the technology used.

Section 2

Exchange – Fibre drop into POP switch or Mac Chassis rack

  • Fibres guided into rack with suitable drop off and duct/tube

  • Fibre supported and secure

  • Fibre not run over or pressed against sharp edge

  • Ref: TM00044

  • Take photo to show how the fibre enters the rack. Ensure fibres are secured and neat.

Section 3

Exchange End - Fibre Labelling & Management

  • Brady label used and is correctly wrapped and not flagged

  • Label is printed, not hand written

  • Equipment end label shows LIS of card or SFP

  • OFDF end label shows sheath code of CAN/IEN fibre or LIS for tie and intermediate cables

  • Excess fibre stored neatly

  • Ref: SP000511, TM00044

  • Show a close up shot showing the fibre label for this particular project. You need to be able to read the text on label and see the type of label used. Show fibre at the equipment and patch end (if applicable). If installed with NGN fibre management show HDODF patch labels.

Section 4

Customer Site - Fibre Termination unit

  • LIS label fitted

  • No visible damage

  • Keys removed

  • Tag on fibre sheath that shows code

  • Fibres in/out suitably protected (flex conduit etc.) and routed with regard to MBR

  • Internal fibre routing correct, MBR observed

  • Correct coloured thru connectors used

  • Velcro or guides used to secure fibre patch cords

  • Ref: SP000511, TM00044

  • Take a photo showing the housing and labels fitted. Take a close up shot showing the fibres inside

Section 5

Customer Site - Cabinet/Rack exterior

  • Mounted correctly and clearances observed

  • LIS and fault label fitted

  • No visible damage

  • Key removed

  • Power cable entry on RHS, comms cabling on LHS

  • Fibres in/out suitably protected (flex conduit etc.) and routed with regard to MBR

  • Ref: CSD28033, TM00178, SP000511

  • Take a wide shot showing where the rack is in the site. Show if labels are fitted but they may not be able to read.

Section 6

Customer Site – Power

  • GPO mounted in correct location (Company rack only)

  • GPO securely located (Company rack only)

  • No DC powered equipment within same rack as AC equipment

  • GPO labelled with CB location (Company rack only)

  • At least one spare power outlet in rack (Company rack only)

  • Earth cable into bonding terminal (Company rack only)

  • Cables routed correctly

  • For wall mount or customer rack – label fitted to power cord of switch/OMC

  • Ref: CSD28033

  • Take a shot showing most of the items in the rack. Identify earth cables into bonding terminal, C/B details for the GPO. May not be able to see all text.

Section 7

Customer Site - Switch, NTU or OMC

  • Equipment mounted securely

  • Correct equipment type fitted

  • LIS, fault label fitted (if not on rack)

  • No visible damage to equipment

  • Cat5e/Cat 6 or multimode pre-terminated tie cable routed neatly and correctly, MBR observed, ties not overly tight

  • Fibres routed with regard to MBR and velcro ties used

  • Ref: CSD28033, CSD28019

  • Take a close up shot of the switch or OMC unit in the Company or Customer Rack.

Section 8

Customer Site – Copper SDP

  • Minimum number of ports cabled out if in Company rack

  • Terminated on Highband Krone

  • Pair twist maintained up to last point

  • Coloured labels fitted and correct

  • Ref: CSD17090

  • Take a close up shot of the SDP showing text on the label as well as the pair twist up to the last point just before termination. Note there are different labels for wholesale and retail.

Section 9

Customer Site – Fibre SDP

  • Correct termination box used, i.e. blue sticker

  • LIS label fitted

  • No visible damage

  • Network side key removed

  • Fibres in/out suitably protected

  • Terminated on flat SC (blue)

  • Records inside door completed

  • Internal fibre routing correct, MBR observed

  • Ref: CSD17090

  • Take a shot of the exterior of the optical service delivery box. Take a close up shot of the inside of SDP. You will need to open both sides of the box. Customers cabling may not be connected.

Section 10

Customer Site – Shared DC Company Rack interior – power

  • GPO labelled with CB location

  • GPO securely located

  • No AC powered equipment installed in the rack.

  • At least one spare power outlet in rack

  • Earth cable into bonding terminal

  • Power cables routed correctly

  • Ref: CSD28033, CSD28019

  • Closer shot showing most items in the rack. Identify earth cable connection to bonding terminal, CB details for the GPO. Not all text may be legible.

Section 11

Customer Site- Cabinet /Rack Rectifier and Alarms

  • Float voltage within limits – near 54.5v

  • No alarm LED’s lit

  • LIS label fitted

  • Rectifier label indicating equip CCB designations

  • Ref: CSD28033, CSD28019 and 007338 c5-8

  • Show a close up shot of the rectifier. Identify visual indicators and label showing CCB allocations. Some units may not have visible voltage display. For Minipack systems include a photo of the battery tray.


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