Our team at The Local Guys – Test and Tag Gold Coast have been in the test and tag industry for 10+ years and have been servicing the Gold Coast for 7 years. So we offer our services to both regional and metropolitan areas in ACT. But we have worked with a range of businesses. Therefore, we are happy to take on any job, no matter how small or large!
Electrical test and tagging is the process of testing the safety of portable electrical appliances. This process includes:
It is important that employers ensure their workplace conducts regular testing and tagging. As not only is it a crucial safety measure, but it is also a legal requirement. So employers have a duty of care to their employees. And by conducting regular testing employers are complying with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760. Regular testing and tagging are some of the easiest ways of guarantying the safety of employees and the business. And also ensures equipment is being regularly maintained.
Generally speaking, most portable electrical appliances need to be tested. So If it has a flexible cord and a removable plug, we will test it! Electrical appliances fall into two classes. and both are tested:
Testing can be conducted every 3, 5, 12 months or 5 years. However, the frequency of testing depends on the environment and the appliance. Workplace risk assessments can also affect the frequency of testing.
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Testing and tagging of electrical appliances and equipment frequently is actually mandatory for every company in Australia irrespective to the industry they belong to. It is crucial that owners of the company manage the testing and tagging of their appliances effectively after each and every few months for ensuring a safe environment at the workplace. The Australian workplace safety standards give us an idea of the intervals at which the appliances must be tested and tagged out in the different industries.
For ensuring that electrical appliances function properly and come with no danger to the our lives, it is important to have all of them tested and tagged every 6 months.
It will depend on how old your house or workplace is and the number of appliances and equipment present in it. Usually most electricians will suggest checking your electrics every 3-5 years but you must test the GFCI outlets two times in a year at least at your home or office by pushing the button of test or reset.