According to AS/NZ 3760:2022, any portable appliance must be subject to test and tag. But what exactly are the appliances that should be tested and tagged. While the Australian Standards does specifically list the appliances that require testing and tagging, an experienced test and tag company would be able to categorise and identify items that are included in the testing.
Precise Tagging in Perth – The Local Guys – Test and Tag North Beach has a track record of providing fast and reliable test and tag in the suburb. Under the Australian Standard, all electrical appliances with a flexible cable, a removable plug, and is not low voltage must be subject to testing and tagging. The rationale for this rule is that such devices pose a higher risk of electrical hazards due to their higher voltage levels and the potential for damage or wear on the flexible cable.
Testing and tagging these devices ensures that they meet the required safety standards and regulations to prevent electrical accidents, shocks, and fires. As for any organisation in North Beach, this can create a safe environment for employees and customers while demonstrating compliance with electrical safety guidelines.
Visual Inspection: The first step is a thorough visual inspection of the earthed appliance. Trained technicians examine the appliance’s exterior, power cord, plug, and any visible components for signs of damage, wear, or other defects. This includes checking for frayed cables, exposed wires, loose connections, or any physical damage that could pose a safety risk.
Electrical Testing: Once the visual inspection is complete, electrical testing is carried out using specialised equipment. The two main tests performed on earthed appliances are:
Earth Continuity Test: This test checks the integrity of the earth wire connection. It verifies that the earth wire is properly connected and provides a low-resistance path for fault currents to safely dissipate to the ground. The test measures the continuity of the earth wire to ensure it meets the required standards.
Insulation Resistance Test: This test measures the insulation resistance between the live conductors and the earth wire. It assesses the insulation condition of the appliance to ensure there are no leaks or faults that could result in electrical shock hazards. The insulation resistance is measured using specialised testing equipment.
Tagging and Documentation: If the earthed appliance passes the visual and electrical tests, it is then labeled with a test and tag label. The label includes important information such as the date of the test, the technician’s name or ID, and the next scheduled test date. This tagging and documentation process provides a clear record of the appliance’s maintenance and testing history, facilitating future inspections and compliance checks.
The Local Guys makes sure your workplace is compliant with the Australian Standards. Call us to book a schedule. Our schedule is flexible and we can accommodate your custom time request, whether you need testing and tagging services during non-working hours, weekends, or at any specific intervals.