ES&H Manual



6200 Appendix T1

Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection Procedure



1.0             Purpose


Electrical equipment, meeting the criteria stated within the scope of this procedure, requires a safety inspection prior to use. This procedure provides Jefferson Lab’s minimum requirements for a qualifying electrical safety inspection and complies with the requirements of NFPA 70E article 350 (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace). 


NOTE:  Owners/departments may use their own procedure for performing an Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection as long as it meets Jefferson Lab minimum requirements. For your convenience an Electrical Equipment Safety Inspection Form is offered, but is not required. 


2.0             Scope


Electrical equipment (acquired after the effective date of this procedure) requires inspection if the equipment is a Class 2 or higher rated piece of equipment, per Table 1 in ES&H Manual Chapter 6230T1, and meets even one of the following criteria:


·         Non-Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) commercial/industrial equipment.

·         NRTL commercial/industrial equipment that has been modified or will not be used or installed consistent with listing and labeling. May need an Electrical Code Equivalency evaluation. See ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Appendix T6 Electrical Code Equivalency Procedure.

·         Previously inspected equipment which has been modified. Use the Graded Approach Procedure to determine modification degree.

·         System owner or EAHJ request.


This appendix is written in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6200 Electrical Safety Program. All applicable content within the chapter applies to the process steps outlined in this appendix.


3.0             Responsibilities

NOTE:     Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Anyone at Jefferson Lab

·         Request an inspection from a qualified electrical equipment inspector.


3.2                                                                                                              Qualified Electrical Equipment Inspector

·         Perform Electrical Equipment Safety Inspections in accordance with minimum requirements.

·         Can self-inspect their equipment in accordance with minimum requirements. 


3.3              Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction

·         Determine code equivalencies when requested.


4.0             Minimum Requirements


4.1              Inspection

·         Review relevant items and issues to ensure the safe use of this equipment. The purpose of this inspection is to provide expert advice about any substantial deficiencies, or any significantly deficient problems relating to systems or components, that can be discerned upon a visual inspection.

·         If multiple identical pieces of equipment are to be inspected, the inspector can elect to inspect a percentage of the whole batch.



5.0             Revision Summary


Periodic Review – 10/05/16 – No changes per TPOC

Revision 1.4 – 06/25/15 – Deleted 4.2 Documentation under Minimum Requirements  

Revision 1.3 – 11/03/14 – Clarified content under Minimum Requirements; revised compliance requirements for qualifying electrical safety inspection per T.Kujawa.

Revision 1.2 – 02/17/14 – Added links to Table 1 of 6132T1 and NRTLs in 2.0 Scope; added self-inspect responsibility for 3.2 Qualified Electrical Equipment Inspector; removed 4.2 Standards or Codes; provided clarification in 4.2 Inspection on purpose and identical equipment; per T.Kujawa.

Revision 1.1 – 11/18/13 – Clarified equipment power source voltage in 2.0 Scope; Removed Department Head from 4.5 Distribution; per T.Kujawa.

Revision 1.0 – 10/31/13 – AD-ESH&Q Approved: Updated to reflect current laboratory operations; most notable - Department retains records of inspections.

Revision 0.0 – 10/01/09 – Content provided to demonstrate qualifying electrical equipment safety inspection.









ESH&Q Division

Todd Kujawa





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