Is Appliance Testing and Tagging Mandatory?

Is Appliance Testing and Tagging Mandatory?

In Australia and New Zealand, each business is required to get their electrical appliances tested and tagged in accordance with the AS/NZ 3760 Standard. Here at The Local Guys, we adhere to these standard when testing at each and every one of our jobs. Most electrical devices are required to be tested and then tagged, either on a monthly or yearly basis, to ensure they are safe to use. There are a number of determining factors in regards to the frequency of testing. These include the type of device, how the device is used, and where the device is primarily located. A Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) will visibly show a pass or fail when testing a device, henceforth, indicating the device is safe for use in a workplace. Ensuring the safety of your devices by undertaking your electrical test and tagging completed is not only required in compliance with the Australian Standard, it also offers peace of mind to business owners and their employees. Electrical test and tagging should not interfere with everyday functioning of your business. The process itself is not time consuming, but can save your business in the future to prevent fires or corporal damage which occurs due to malfunctioning machinery or devices.

User maintenance

Electrical test and tagging involve our testing experts telling the user about possible signs of risk which can appear in appliances. They will notify the user about the safety of the machine is based on the prevailing resistor current flow, transformer capability, and circuit board provision.

Testing and tagging appliances

Visual examinations and testing and tagging inspections

  • The first test to be conducted is a visual inspection. This is a method that involves visually scanning a device, its plug and cord for symptoms of wear and tear. If a device or any of its components fail a visual inspection, it is recommended to discard of the device.
  • All appliances and devices are required to be tested to ensure that the safety can be determined as sufficient for use. This is particularly important in an atmosphere where industrial products are produced. A tester will also not only examine electrical lapses but also point out related errors like damaged wiring, as well as the polarity of the wires and whether the earth is working correctly.
  • After testing is complete, a tag will be attached to each item that has been tested with the current date, as well as a date for the next test. Testing and tagging are often two separate methods but are carried out in conjunction with one another.

Appliance test and tagging are necessary for most companies.

The most affordable way to guarantee everything is running as it should is to hire a reputable company that uses the most advanced tools and qualified employees. This assists you in avoiding possible hazards that could affect the safety of your workplace. You should also ensure that your tools are protected so that renovations and replacements are covered. It is also necessary to have an onsite contact who guarantees that everything remains to run smoothly and with minimal interference with your workplace, as well as ensuring all required items are tested.

Test and Tag are Necessary

A test and tag company:

A test and tagging company, such as The Local Guys, will fully test your equipment, and ensure you are aware of any failed items. They also guarantee that in addition to the testing and tagging, you will be provided with a complete record and list of assets for your workplace. In this regard, is one of the most renowned companies that perform testing and tagging in Australia. The company has expert professionals who cater to client safety like no other. The Local Guys make sure that your work environment is safe and secure for your workers to operate freely. Having a safe working also enhances production and work performance, as your workers have the peace of mind they are protected.