The electrical inspection is a mandatory and necessary act in order to assess whether establishments can stay open and have a permit, accordingly. The inspection consists of visually checking if the electrical installations are working correctly, if they are in accordance with the norms, if there is a problem in the system, from the power input to its distribution.
Electrical Inspection: Keeping everything compliant is essential
The electrical inspection is designed to provide security for employees, customers, and regulars of the establishment, by preventing short circuits from occurring, as well as any other type of electrical failure. Find out which are the most troublesome factors in the inspection and pay attention to them!
Pay attention to the following items:
● cables that heat up easily, smell as though they are burnt, or are overloaded;
● avoid or change the wooden bottom of circuit breakers, and also do not keep obsolete models that use knife-wrenches and stopper cartridges;
● Check how often light bulbs burn in the establishment;
● Observe if any wire is loose or has a chance of being displaced;
● See if any electrical equipment is near damp places. If so, make the necessary changes so that the wiring is never near wet locations. Should the wire get wet, a short circuit or even an accident might occur.
● Power boards must always have doors and cannot have damaged door and without the proper notification;
● Loose, stripped, unprotected, and wires that children might easily access must be quickly changed;
● Check if there are emergency lights in a quantity that is optimal for the size of the establishment and also check if they are properly loaded and positioned in easily accessible locations;
● The lightning rod system must be inspected at least once a year; therefore, check if this device is compliant;
● All the electrical products in the establishment must have the Inmetro seal, a quality certification known by the country;
● Make sure your facility complies with the norm NBR 5410, which establishes the safety criteria for low-voltage power installations.
After all, what is the electric report for?
The electric report is given by the result of the expert assessment. It is characterized by being a technical report signed by an electrical engineer registered with the CREA. This document is essential for the operation of the establishment and for its safety.
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