Test & Tag Services Seven Hills
A safety and preemptive maintenance program for your business.
Why is Test and Tag so important for businesses?
Test and Tag helps to keep everyone in your workplace safe - staff, management, customers and the public
Test and Tag helps minimize manager's risk of fines and imprisonment arising from a breach of electrical safety laws
Test and Tag helps to keep your insurance premiums low, and to make sure that your insurance is not voided because you did not comply with relevant laws
Test and Tag Helps to keep track of your electrical assets at the same time
It is the obligation of all employers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees. This includes electrical safety. One of the most important areas of electrical safety is the regular inspection and testing of electrical appliances to ensure that they comply with the safety requirements set out in the relevant regulation.
Jaydub Electrical are specialized in the safe checking of electrical appliances to Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760.
How often do I Test and Tag?
When understanding the test and tag intervals and how often an electrical appliance should be tested, the main underlying factor is the type of environment that appliance is located in.
Just as important, the AS/NZS 3760 standard (Table 4) should be a minimum requirement. A lot of workplaces will have different test and tag frequencies because of their own risk management and OHS planning.
For the most common environments, 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.
What if I don't comply?
Fines range from $1,000 to $100,000 for failure to comply and should an electrical accident occur and non-compliance is evident, then not only can law-suits be made against all management levels of the business, but also insurance companies may not cover any costs due to failing to comply with the legislation. The risk of turning a blind eye to these laws far outweighs the cost of meeting with the testing and tagging requirements.