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Inspection Checklist SMDBs & MDBs

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Statutory Inspection and Test for Low Voltage (L.V) Installation.
Visual Inspection
Working Space & Facilities
Adequacy working space and safe access
provided for switch room and /or electrical
facilities.
Entrance /exit to switch room and/or
electrical facilities are free of obstruction.
Suitable locking facilities provided for
switch room and /or electrical facilities.
Suitable lighting provision provided for
switch room and /or electrical facilities.
Suitable ventilation provision provided for
switch room and /or electrical facilities.
Suitable tools for withdrawal of fuses at
fuse board provided.
A warning notice DANGER ELECTRICITY,
UNAUTHORISED ENTRY PROHIBITED and
provided at every entrance of switch room.
Fire barriers and other measures for
protection against thermal effects are
properly installed.
Danger notices, warning notices, schematic
diagrams, instructions and similar
information are correctly and adequately
provided.
Warning notices for substations and switch
rooms
Warning notices for earthing and main
bonding
All switchgears, distribution boards and
electrical equipment properly labeled.
Inspect cabinets for signs of rust, corrosion,
or deteriorating paint.
Switchboards, Main Switch and Circuit Breaker
An up-to-date notice of periodic inspection
and testing provided at point of supply (i.e.
a switchboard, a circuit breaker or a

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distribution board) of the installation.


b. Visually check the Switch Board, cover,
cabinet, conduits, raceways, and
conductors for proper grounding and
bonding.
c. Circuits, fuses, switches, terminals, etc. are
provided with a legible and durable
identification label.
d. Inspect the Switch board for overall general
condition and for physical damage. Check
for broken studs and loose or damaged
wires, connectors, terminations, etc.
No visible damage to impair safety.
e. Work done properly recorded in logbook
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An up-to-date schematic diagram displayed

g. All accessible live parts screened with


insulating plate or earthed metal.
h. All exposed conductive parts effectively
earthed
i. Earthing system effectively connected
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Earth wire has been installed for hinged


doors
The ACB ratings are in accordance with the
approved working drawings.
Warning notice displayed at main bonding
connections.
All protective devices are functioned
properly and correctly set.
Suitable interlock scheme provided to
prevent parallel operation of two or more
sources of supply and 4-pole incoming and
interconnecting circuit breakers provided
for supply to be taken from more than one
source and is interconnected.
The breaking capacity of all circuit breakers
/interconnection devices is able to
withstand the prospective fault current.

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p. Protective relays have been correctly set
and over current protective devices suitably
set for all circuits.
q. Protective type current transformers are
used for protective relays.
r. A means of isolation provided for every
circuit.
s. Operation of circuit breakers and main
switches checked.
t. Indication checked.
u. No undersized conductor used between the
main bus bar and fuse/MCB.
v. Fuses/MCBs matching the lowest rated
conductor in the circuit.
w. Suitable cable terminations provided.
x. Cable conductors of correct phases
connected.
y. Single-pole devices for protection or
switching connected in phase conductors
only.
z. Cables protected against mechanical
damage and suitably supported.
aa. Cables are provided with identification
labels as per drawings.
ab. Armoured cables properly terminated to
metal casing or trunking by proper cable
glands.
ac. The type and range of the measuring
instruments including digital multifunction
meters and digital power analyzers are in
accordance with those approved.
ad. Rubber grommets have been provided for
holes through which control cables pass.
ae. Gaskets are in good conditions
af. Rubber insulating mat has been provided.
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Distribution Board
a. A warning notice DANGER is provided on
the front panel of every distribution board.

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b. A notice of periodic testing provided at or


near the main distribution board
incorporating a residual current device.
c. All accessible live parts screened with
insulating plate or earthed metal.
d. Earthing system effectively connected
e. Earth wire has been installed for hinged
doors
f. Distribution boards securely mounted on
suitable supports.
g. A suitable switch provided to control each
distribution board.
h. Phase barriers for 3-phase distribution
board provided.
i. Inspect the Distribution board for overall
general condition and for physical damage.
Check for broken studs and loose or
damaged wires, connectors, terminations,
etc.
No visible damage to impair safety.
j. The breaking capacity of MCBs is as per
drawings
k. Suitable tools for withdrawal of fuses at a
fuse board provided, where necessary.
l. Circuits connected to MCB or fuse in
accordance with the schematic diagram.
m. Check that covers are in place and
fastened. Unused knockouts are closed
n. Cables at distribution board terminated
with cable lugs.
o. Cables protected against mechanical
damage and suitably supported.
p. Armoured cables properly terminated to
metal casing or trunking by proper cable
glands.
q. Cables are provided with identification
labels as per drawings.
r. Gaskets are in good conditions

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