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Test & Tag Your Electrical Equipment Now….SAFETY Is No.1

Why Test and Tag?

As an obligation of all employers under the Work Health and Safety Act is to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees, and one important area that has been identified is the regular inspection and testing of electrical appliances, to ensure that they comply with the safety requirements set out in the relevant regulation.

This is why it is now OH&S legislation that all businesses, contractors, sole traders operating in a working environment must have a regular test and tag performed on their electrical equipment, in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS3760 In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

What is involved?

First a visual inspection is undertaken on all of your appliances in order to identify any obvious problems. Following that all of your appliances will be comprehensively tested using a Portable Appliances Tester (Pat)

If the appliance passes both of the electrical testing processes, it is then fitted with a durable, non-reusable tag. If it fails any stage of the inspection or test, the client will be advised and the appliance will be tagged as unusable, until the appliance has been repaired or disposed of. Once the asset has been tested and tagged in accordance with the regulations, you have done all you can to minimize any incident in your workplace.

You will then be provided with a computer generated log book of all items tested and asset resister, detailing the appliance tested and the results of the tests undertaken. The asset register also records the make, model and serial number of the appliance during the electrical testing process.

What needs to be tested?

  • Portable, hand-held and stationary appliances
  • Power tolls
  • Welders
  • Cord extension sets and power boards
  • Flexible cords connected to fixed equipment
  • Portable Isolation Transformers
  • Residual Current Device