Types Of EEHA Inspections

hazardous area auditors

For any business concern working in any sector of the industry the most important thing is to follow the standards and operate with safety regulations. Falling the surrenders and safety compliance help businesses avoid any unfortunate incident that can lead to serious consequences in terms of financial or physical loss. especially the businesses that have electrical equipment in the hazardous areas, safety compliance becomes critical importance because any gap in safety measures can lead to a catastrophic event. EEHA inspections are mandatory for such businesses so that hazardous area auditors can observe the practices and measures taken by our business to avoid such issues. Sometimes business owners and managers become casual for each inspection and this behaviour can lead to serious damage to the business operations or its reputation. 

Certain types of EEHA inspections should be carried out regularly to avoid any compliance issues. 

  • Initial detailed inspection: when the new equipment is installed in a hazardous area, the initial detained inspection must be carried out before its first use. The hazarded area auditors will observe and ensure that all safety measures are in place before the use of new equipment. Sometimes the old governments are aligned with the safety requirements but new equipment and updated requirements are needed that might not be known to people operating that hazardous area. So, the initial detailed inspection will ensure that the safety measures are in place and the equipment is in the perfect condition to operate.
  • Periodic inspection: many places have Numerous pieces of equipment even though there might be hundreds of them in a single hazardous area. So, a business owner or an auditor can’t inspect all this equipment. First of all, it might not because effective to inspect every piece of equipment and secondly a high number of resources are required to carry out an audit of all the equipment. In that scenario the periodic inspections are carried out where the equipment is inspected randomly, this reduces the effort and the order can be carried out on a random basis to check the health of the equipment. 
  • Continuous inspection: there are hazardous sites or areas where periodic inspection is not enough to check their compliance. Continuous inspections are mandatory for such hazardous areas to keep an eye on their processes and operations. Usually, the hazardous area auditors are deputed permanently to search sites so that they can supervise the hazardous area operations. Even then if any new equipment will be installed in the hazardous area, an initial detailed inspection will be required. The role of hazardous area auditors becomes critically important where they have to supervise the continuous inspection as a high level of safety the compliance is needed.