Meeting the Standard of Electrical Safety

All Class 1 &  Class 2 equipment (eg. appliances & tools), EPODs, leads and RCDs tested to Australian Standards

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Electrical Testing & Tagging

We operate and test every single appliance, RCD, electrical system and equipment possible to ensure they remain functional, as well as safe for you and your family/business. While we offer quality and safety control, we operate around your schedule, provide electronic asset register and documentation with every service, to ensure our staff complete testing & tagging with minimal disruption to your daily activities.

Frequency of Testing

Although AS/NZS 3760:2010 sets out indicative testing and inspection intervals for electrical equipment, including RCDs, a risk assessment can be carried out by our trained staff to determine the frequency of testing. As a general rule, testing should be done at least once every 12 months.

More frequent testing may be required in relation to:

  • equipment used on construction sites - every 3 months

  • equipment use in manufacturing and workshop environments - every 6 months

  • if equipment is used in high-risk environments (moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust) - determined via risk assessment (but no less than every 3 months)

  • hire equipment - before each hire

In addition to regular testing, equipment should be tested:

  • on return to service or after a repair that could affect its electrical safety

  • if bought second-hand - before its first use

Full details of the AS/NZS 3760:2010 recommended frequency of inspection and testing is in the attached document.

Testing Types

The following basic tests may be conducted on each appliance:

  • Visual Inspection

  • Insulation Resistance

  • Earth Continuity

  • Polarity

  • Earth Leakage

Who requires their electrical equipment to be tested & tagged?

The short answer: Everyone.

The long answer: If you are a person conducting a business, or undertaking, you have a duty of care to ensure that, as reasonably practicable, that workers and others in the business are not exposed to electrical risks arising from the business or undertaking. This duty requires eliminating electrical risks, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimising risks so far as is reasonably practicable.

Business Types Requiring Test & Tag

As noted above, it is essentially anyone who is conducting a business or undertaking but here is a shortlist of the business types:

  • Accommodation: hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&Bs 

  • Schools: preschools, kindergarten, primary, high school, colleges, universities and child care centres (including home-based)

  • Construction & mining: tradies, construction, mines, work shops, manufacturers

  • Maintenance: handyman, gardeners, arborists, motor mechanics, dry cleaners, etc

  • Retail: department stores, retail stores, bakers, market traders, cafes & restaurants, hairdressers, etc

  • Offices: all of them

And, don't forget getting your items at home being tested and tagged as well.

This list is by no means complete.

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