Electrical equipment has condensed in size over the years, making traditional maintenance methodology and inspection frequency a thing of the past. As a result, new techniques and procedures are required, which present unique challenges along with some risks. Any manager will agree that managing risk provides an intangible savings by keeping employees safe and productive. The means to manage these risks are more plentiful today than in times gone by. With the advent of acoustic listening devices such as the Ultraprobe, redundancy in these ever important procedures continues to increase and further reduce risks that employees face.