What is Testing and Tagging?
Test and Tag is a name given to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing of equipment. Testing is undertaken to determine if an appliance/machine is electrically safe for use. Once the testing is complete, a tag is placed on the item, either approving use or decommissioning.
How Often do you need to Test and Tag electrical items?
There is Occupational Health and Safety legislation that all business, contractors and sole traders operating in a working environment must have regular Testing and Tagging undertaken on their electrical equipment. Workplaces will determine what type of inspection and how frequently testing is required and our team at Gold Coast Testing and Tagging are happy to be involved in your Risk Management Assessment and guide you on the frequency of such testing. View our full range of services: Click Here
What could happen if I don’t get my electrical items tested?
Faulty equipment and wiring can be fatal.
Why do I have to test and tag electrical items?
Regular inspecting and testing of electrical equipment can save lives. It helps identify damage, wear and electrical faults.
Using a testing and tagging service can detect many electrical faults such as damaged cords. Regular inspection and testing will make sure to detect electrical faults and electrical cord deterioration you can’t see.
For the safety of yourself and any employees ensure electrical equipment is regularly tested and tagged, particularly when which the normal use of electrical equipment exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or power cords.
All inspections, testing and tagging must be carried out by a competent person, which might require you engaging a licensed electrical inspector. The frequency of inspection and testing depends on factors such as the nature of the electrical equipment, how it is used, and its operating environment. As a general rule, electrical equipment should be tested at least once every 12 months.
Legislation requires that all electrical equipment in the workplace must be regularly tested and tagged to determine whether the appliance is electrically safe for use. All items must be tested to AS NZS 3760/2003