High Voltage Auditing

High Voltage Auditing

A High Voltage Audit is an independent and final step in the design and construction process for new electrical installations or an existing electrical installation that has had electrical installation work performed on it.

Protech PAS provides accredited HV Auditors to carry out an audit of a new or altered high voltage installation as per the requirements of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 in Queensland.

This is done by determining and requesting the required documentation for review and conducting a physical inspection of the new or altered high voltage installation after the electrical work has been performed.

An energization clearance authority is issued once the documentation review and site inspection is deemed to be compliant with the relevant standards.

High voltage is defined as greater than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC

Section 221 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 requires that an accredited auditor inspect high voltage electrical installations prior to connection or reconnection to a source of electricity, if:

  1. The high voltage electrical installation is being connected for the first time
  2. Electrical installation work has been performed on the HV electrical installation.

The owner of the high voltage installation must ensure that:

  1. The installation is inspected, tested and found to be electrically safe by an accredited auditor before the installation is connected or reconnect to the electricity supply; and
  2.  All requirements, as stipulated by the accredited auditor, are met and are maintained during the life of the installation.

A pre-commissioning inspection ensures that the installation, related electrical equipment and protective equipment have correct certification and comply with certification documentation and appropriate standards.

To make this easier for you, we’ve created this free HV Compliance Checklist to help your high voltage equipment installation and operations. This document can help determine if these practices are being executed and will keep track of any suggested action that needs to happen.

We hope that you find value from this checklist....