Appliance Test and Tagging

We have comprehensively tested over 1 million appliances nationally since The Local Guys – Test & Tag began. Whether you have 2 staff members, or 200, it is absolutely imperative that you ensure your workplace is safe.

Appliance Testing & Tagging is the best way to guarantee longevity of your electrical appliances. Further, an electrical maintenance program is required from all businesses in Australia, under strict Australian Standards set out in AS/NZ 3760:2010.

How We Carry Out Testing

  1. Visual Inspection – we check to ensure the appliance has no visual faults, such as bent plugs or kinks/cuts in the cord.
  2. Electrical Testing – we perform an electrical test using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Tester). This will assess earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance to ensure the appliance’s safety.
  3. Reporting – Once testing is complete, we will tag the appliance with a label and record its details into our reporting software, including whether it successfully passed or failed our test.

Fire Extinguisher Testing

The testing of all fire safety equipment is crucial to ensure its accessibility and effectiveness in the event of a fire in your home or workplace.

Extinguishers

Testing of Fire Extinguishers is carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS 1851 – 2010 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment, and must be completed every 6 months to ensure it is fully functional when needed to prevent the loss of property, equipment & lives.

During our test, we will perform a visual inspection to assess the accessibility, mounted height, mounting brackets, safety pins, labels, the security tie, and pressure gauge readings, before tagging the extinguisher with a reference number that shows the service or inspection performed. We will also make a record of our assessment in our software to refer back to every 6 months as tests occur.

Fire Blanket Testing

Testing of Fire Blankets is carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS 1851 – 2010 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment, and must be completed every 6 months.

During our test, we will perform a visual inspection of surrounding areas to ensure the correct signage is being displayed, the blanket is accessible and the blanket and container are in sufficient condition. We will then generate a full report of the each blanket tested, it’s location, whether it passed or failed, and any suggested actions to take.

Safety Switch (RCD) Testing

Residual Current Devices (RCD), commonly known as Safety Switches, reduce the chance of a severe electric shock occurring. It is their job to trip if there is even a small current increase on their circuit, meaning they are extremely sensitive. Thus, they must be regularly tested to ensure they are functioning correctly at all times.

Our Safety Switch Testing is carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010, and includes the following 2 tests:

  1. Push Button Test – where we check to ensure the switch is tripping when required.
  2. RCD Trip Test – which simulates a surge in power to see how quickly the safety switch responds. If working correctly, it should trip in as little as 40ms.

We will then provide you with a comprehensive report, including the safety switch location, whether is successfully passed or failed, and any recommendations for action.

Smoke Detector Testing

Testing of Smoke Detectors is carried out in accordance with Australian Standards AS 3786, and must be completed a minimum of every 12 months to ensure its effectiveness. With approximately 60% of deaths caused by fires occur in homes or businesses without a working smoke alarm. The Local Guys – Test & Tag perform comprehensive testing to ensure your smoke detector is fully functional when you need it most.

Our Smoke Detector Testing involves:

  1. Visual Inspection – to assess any dust or materials that may inhibit the performance of the alarm.
  2. Testing – Push Button testing, Decibel testing, Battery testing and replacement (if required), and a Smoke test are carried out to assess the effectiveness of the alarm.

A report & Certificate of Compliance is then generated for your records, and all findings are recorded in our software to address when your next test occurs.

Microwave Leakage Testing

Microwave Leakage Testing is carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.25, and must be completed every 12 months.

All microwaves leak radiation; however, the aim of the test is to determine just how much radiation is being leaked while it is in use. It is normal for microwaves to deteriorate over time, which subsequently increases the serious health risk to users. We test to ensure your microwave’s radiation is not exceeding the recommended limit through our comprehensive 3-step process:

  1. Visual Inspection – to assess the exterior characteristics of the microwave, and identify any issues that may contribute to increased leakage.
  2. Radiation Test – to ensure it is not transmitting levels above the recommended limit.
  3. Recording & Reporting – for you to keep on file, and for us to refer back to when your next test is due.

Emergency Exit Light Testing

Emergency Exit Light Testing is carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS 2293.2, and must be completed every 6 months.

In the event of an emergency situation or power outage in your business, school, office or apartment complex, it is absolutely essential that the route to exit the premises is clearly advertised. Emergency exit lights work to provide some light for clearer vision to help people avoid obstacles, and navigate their way safely through the building when required.

Our test involves:

  1. Visual Inspection – to ensure the lights are displaying clearly and correctly, and are placed in sufficient locations.
  2. Battery Test – to ensure the light’s longevity.
  3. Cleaning – to remove any dust or other material that may inhibit its effectiveness.
  4. Reporting – for you to keep on file for legal purposes, and for us to refer back to when your next test is due.

The responsibility falls on the business, school or workplace to ensure they have fully functioning emergency exit light to uphold their Work Health & Safety legal obligations, including ‘Duty of Care’.

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