Frequently Asked questions
Why test and tag?
It is important we keep WA homes and businesses safe. Failure to test and maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition may result in injury or death. Every employer has a duty of care to ensure their working environment and employees are safe, this duty of care was established via the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984. Testing and tagging your electrical equipment assists in reducing the risk of an electrical fault to maintain safe WA workplaces and homes.
In Order to ensure electrical safety at workplace, The Electrical Code of Practice states that all item located in non-hostile environment should be tested and tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010
Will it be costly?
The cost of testing your equipment will be based on the amount of equipment tested and the location of your establishment. Our qualified and friendly staff will be able to assist with providing a quote over the phone.
Is testing and tagging a workplace requirement?
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 those persons having control of a workplace or access to a workplace must ensure that all portable plug-in electrical equipment and RCDs are safe and appropriately inspected, tested and maintained by a competent person.
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By testing and tagging your equipment you can be sure as an employer you are maintaining your duty of care as per the Occupational Health And Safety AS/NZS3760:2010.
How often do we have to test?
The frequency of testing is dependent on the equipment being tested and the environment it is used in. AS/NZS 3760:2010 specifies the generally observed safety inspection and maintenance standards for Australia. This includes the safety inspection and testing of single polyphase (240v–415v) portable electrical equipment, and, machinery connect to supply by flexible cord which is currently in-service, available for re-sale or hire. Inspection and testing intervals can range from daily, monthly, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2 years and up to 5 yearly testing schedules.
How long will the testing take, will my equipment be switched off?
This is dependent on how many pieces of equipment and the type of equipment being tested. For our experience technicians, routine equipment testing should take no longer than a couple of minutes with minimal disruptions. We require the equipment to be switched off to perform a comprehensive electrical test.