Did you know that it’s a requirement in Australia to have all electrical equipment tested and tagged on a regular basis in accordance with the Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Legislation?
Testing and tagging of electrical equipment might sound easy, especially if there is no obvious damage present upon visual inspection, but there is much more to it.
In order to perform testing and tagging on electrical equipment, technicians need to be qualified. They also require a Portable Appliance Tester to do polarity tests, insulation resistance tests, earth resistance tests and leakage tests to ensure all equipment is up to standard.
Timeframes as to how often you need to test and tag may vary between states of Australia, but as a general guide, if you are:
- Working in the building/ construction industry, you should be testing and tagging every 3 months is sufficient.
- Operating in a factory or warehouse, you should be testing and tagging every 6 months.
- In a work-space where electrical equipment is likely to flex or fray, you should be testing and tagging yearly.
- In a workplace where electrical equipment is quite stationary and unlikely to flex or fray, you should be testing and tagging every 5 years.
If you need your equipment tested and tagged, contact us to book this in today