Visual Inspection Checklist

Here’s what to look for when your are inspecting your electrical appliances or equipment around the office or workshop.

Electricity Danger Visuals Checklist

Visual Inspection Checklist:

  • Check for obvious external damage
  • Check defects- accessories, plugs or socket outlets
  • Check defects on connectors
  • Check supply cords
  • No exposed inner cords, external sheaths not cut abraded or damaged
  • Check cords are not tangled or exposed for tripping
  • All flexible cords are securely anchored
  • Powerboards: Indicator for ‘maximum load’ is visible & legible

Damaged Extension Lead

Extension lead is not correctly entered into the cable grip of the plug. This places excessive strain on the inner cable, creating a dangerous hazard.

Damaged Cords


Extension cord with a cut or nick in the outer cover exposing inner cable.

Charred Board


A powerboard that has been overloaded causing overheating and charring of socket. Note: Extreme fire risk.

Damaged Powerboard


Powerboard with the inner cables exposed at the board creating a connection hazard.

Dangerous Cabling


Extension cords under chair matting and creating unsafe environment in workplace.

Overloaded Powerboard


Overloading of power supply in an office environment. Extreme Fire Risk.

Damaged Appliances


Lamp has damaged anchoring point exposing the inner cable.

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