22 May What Experts Are Saying About Electrical Appliances Testing
In layman’s terms, test and tagging is testing your electrical machines and equipment and then marking them with a pass or fail sticker.
The services involve the inspection and evaluation of electrical appliances and equipment in the work environment. These conducting of the tests are as per the current electrical standards. The professionals work in accordance to the authority standards for the safety inspection of electrical equipment.
An expert technician will visit your property and inspect your equipment. This involves a visual assessment and an electrical check with a portable appliance tester (PAT). They use standard industry tools to conduct all of the tests and every technician is able to operate the PAT. In addition to the testing, each technician is able to complete accurate risk assessment procedures and provide your reporting.
Why do I need electrical testing services?
If a person operates a business, they need to manage any safety risks to any other people on their property. This means timely checking of any of the in-use electrical appliances or equipment that needs to be tested and tagged. Providing a safe working atmosphere is a legal requirement and penalties may apply if you fail to eliminate risk.
What needs to be tested?
Any electrical equipment that is associated with the electrical supply by a flexible cord and/or connecting tool needs test and tagging.
Examples of office equipment that you probably use daily without even realising:
- Kitchen appliances like microwaves, coffee machines, toasters, kettles & water boilers, fridges & freezers and many more.
- Computer equipment like leads for computers, printers, monitors, tills, phone & tablet chargers
- General equipment like electric fans, radios, stereos, electric clocks
Examples of specialist Electrical Tools & Equipment that you may use in the process of operation of your business:
- Tools (Drills, Saws, Cutters, Machines, Compressors etc)
- Ovens & other Commercial Kitchen equipment
- Extension Leads
- RCD Protection
How often does my equipment need to be re-tested?
Undoubtedly, the intervals vary from workplace to workplace, and the intervals assigned by the testers are in relation to the standards. There are various requirements for a range of businesses and environments. Businesses that hire out equipment or businesses that perform commercial cleaning are examples. In any case, you can discuss your special needs with one of the professional technicians. To get more information, you can call any of our trusted testing and tagging servicing experts and find out how often you need to test and tag your workplace.
The tagging re-test cycle depends according to the type of electrical equipment & the environment in which it is being utilized. For example, an extension lead in use every day on a building site will require more frequent testing than an office desktop computer. Normally, the testing cycles are 3 monthly, 6 monthly, 12 monthly or 5 yearly and we suggest to have the testing on a timely basis as it should be carried out over the entire life of the electrical equipment.