Testing and Tagging Perth

Testing and Tagging Perth

If you are chasing testing and tagging Perth services, EV Electrical Services should be your first port of call. Test and tag is the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliance to guarantee the safety of the people in the workplace who may come into contact with the appliance, as well as minimising the risk of an electrical hazard.

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In the first instance, your EV Electrical Services electrician will visually inspect the appliance for any damage, followed by electrically testing it with a Portable Appliance Tester. Once tested the item is placed with a tag to confirm that it has in fact been tested, along with information detailing who tested it, the test date and when the next test is due.

The AS/NZS 3760 is the Australian Standard that provides guidelines and regulations for the test and tag industry with regards to the electrical safety of appliances. It sets out recommendations to issues such as test and tag intervals, defines who can test and tag and general guidelines. Testing and tagging Perth by EV Electrical Services means your company is benefiting from a reliable service provider that will protect both your equipment and staff.

Who Needs To Tag In Perth And Why?

Industries such as construction, demolition and mining are required to have their appliances tested and tagged every three months and thanks to our top of the range testing and tagging Perth team, we can offer the service as a one off or as part of an ongoing maintenance contract. Due to the harsh nature of the industry, which means equipment may be damaged at a faster rate than usual, such regular scheduled testing is essential. The test and tag colours will change for different periods throughout the year, which effectively makes certain times of the year coincide with a specific test tag colour.

With the exception of these industries, testing and tagging is not a legislative requirement for other workplaces. However, the employer does have a duty of care to ensure the safety of its employees, meaning that if someone was hurt from an appliance that wasn’t tested and which was unsafe, they could be found liable. It is therefore the employer’s responsibility to have all portable electrical appliances tested.

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What Type of Equipment is Tested and Tagged?

Any device that has a flexible cable, a removable plug and is not low voltage (not exceeding 50V) requires the services of a testing and tagging provider. This includes extension leads, cord sets and portable RCD’s.

If you’re not sure if your equipment needs testing, contact EV Electrical Services to discuss the matter and we will be happy to advise you.

Test and Tag Intervals: How Often Do I Test and Tag?

As part of our testing and tagging Perth service we recommend the following frequencies:

  • 3 months: building, construction and demolition
  • 6 months: factories, warehouses and production
  • 12 months: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is prone to flexing or open to abuse
  • 5 yearly: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is not prone to flexing or open to abuse

Do You Need Testing and Tagging Done?

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