Appliance Testing and Tagging

Do we really have to test & tag everything?

We have been asked the question many times now ‘do we have to test our electrical equipment?’ and the answer is a clear yes.

Even in a non-construction environment, up to 10% of appliances fail first-round testing and all of those appliances have the potential to kill. Providing a safe workplace is mandatory, regardless of attitudes and misconceptions about electricity; electric shock is serious. 

aware365 can now sort your tagging!

We’ve heard the issues you have been having with getting a reliable service that is affordable.  We’ve also been asked many times if we can do testing and tagging and now, that answer is yes.

Our technicians have been trained and certified and we have the most reliable and highly specified testing devices to make the process as efficient as possible.

We can provide you with a detailed report and register you for an automated email reminder for your next test date.

What the new regulations say

Section150. Inspection and testing of electrical equipment

  1. A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure  that electrical equipment is regularly inspected and tested by a competent  person if the electrical equipment is –
    1. supplied with electricity through an electrical socket outlet; and
    2. used in an environment in which the normal use of electrical equipment exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected life span, including conditions that involve exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust.

 

Frequency of testing

The frequency of testing is determined by the environment in which the equipment is used. Industry and Australian standards advise the following frequency regime.

 

Type of Environment or Equipment

Frequency of Testing

Constructions Sites

3 months

Factories, workshops, places of manufacture, assembly, maintenance or fabrication

6 months

Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is in a hostile environment

12 months

Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment

5 years

 

Source: AS/NZS 3760:2010 

 

Take the next step: tick off on your testing & tagging

Contact us, and we’ll get your testing & tagging sorted.