The Local Guys – Test and Tag Hobart team have been working in the industry for 10+ years and have been servicing Hobart for 7 years. We offer our services to both urban and rural areas across Tasmania. Our business has $20 million in Public Liability Insurance. Outside of protecting local businesses. Because the Local Guys – Test and Tag want to make a positive impact on the communities in need. This is why we donate $5 from every job we complete to World Vision Australia. So, when you choose to work with us, you are also positively contributing to a community in need.
Test and tag is the process of inspecting the safety of electrical appliances. So this process includes a visual inspection, followed by an electrical test using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) to test for any electrical faults. But Electrical test and tagging is important for ensuring the protection of a business and those who come into contact with that business. Test and tagging promotes a safe working environment by reducing the risk of electric shocks, electrocution, electrical burns, electrical fires, and indirect injuries (such as falling off a ladder as a result of a shock).
Electrical test and tagging is a requirement under the AS/NZS2760 standard. Under the OH&S legislation, it is the responsibility of every employer that this standard is abided to.
How often does testing need to be completed?
The frequency of testing is dependant on the environment of the electrical appliances. Testing can range from every 3, 6, or 12 months to every 5 years.
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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.