Electrical Test and Tag North Wangaratta

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Test and Tag North Wangaratta

Test and Tag North Wangaratta for Warehouses and Factories

Electrical test and tag requirements ensure workplace safety and essentially reduce the risks of electrical shocks. It provides staff and clients peace of mind, knowing that they are safe whenever inside your facility.

For warehouse owners or operators in Melbourne, testing and tagging are very important. Warehouses are one of the workplaces that require daily operation, which will require test and tag services every six months for electrical appliances such as electric cranes, electric movers, kettles, ovens, including other appliances in the pantry.

The purpose of testing and tagging is to identify which items are faulty so they can be removed from service and keep everyone safe in the workplace.

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Common dangers in a factory or warehouse

When testing and tagging factories and warehouses, it is recommended to start in full swing. However, since many factories operate 24/7 many pieces of equipment cannot be switched off such as the 3-phase equipment. Items that cannot be switched off during test and tag services can undergo a “clamp” test, which includes testing the item’s leakage while allowing the daily operation to continue.

If machines can be turned off, it will be helpful to have operators on the site who can turn them off. Moreover, testers may have some questions which only operators can answer. So why are testing and tagging warehouses and factories significant?

Warehouses and factories operate on a daily basis and face a variety of dangers every day. The following are just some of the most common dangers that warehouses are exposed to:

  1. Old wiring and live exposed wires
  2. Electrical appliances with damaged or melted leads or plugs
  3. Leaks that can cause electrical shock
  4. Damaged insulator
  5. Worn out electrical tools and equipment that require replacement

The Areas we services in Melbourne are:

Melbourne, Bendigo, Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Footscray, Geelong, Laceby, North Wangaratta, Melton, Tullamarine, Toorak, South Yarra, St Kilda, Wangaratta, Wangaratta South, Waldara, Craigieburn, Kalkallo, Epping, Somerton, Roxburgh Park, Mickleham, Tullamarine, Thornbury, Fitzroy, Richmond, Parkville, Reservoir, Benleigh East, Oakleigh, Bentleigh, Brighton, Carnegie, Mount Waverley, Cheltenham, Hughesdale, Kew, North Melbourne, Balaclava

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Other Safety for Warehouses, Workshops, & Factories

Safety Inductions

Factory safety is critical. In order to ensure that your employees are safe and productive, it is important to provide them with the right training. Safety inductions can provide you with a variety of courses and programs that will help keep your employees safe while they are on the job.

Factory owners should also ensure that all new employees receive safety induction training before they begin working at the factory site. This includes workers who are not actually directly involved in the production process, but whose job involves something like building workstations or installing cooling fans.

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Safety Gear

The electrical system in factories and warehouses can be dangerous if it is not properly maintained and used correctly. In addition to fire hazards such as exposed wiring, electrical shock hazards can arise from faulty wiring or loose connections between equipment components. Other electrical issues include power surges that could damage sensitive electronics or interfere with computer systems that are used to control machines or monitor production quality levels.

The majority of factory and warehouse owners would require the test to wear safety vests, safety glasses, steel-capped boots, and hard hats when entering their premises. The same goes for employees and staff. For example, if you have a forklift or generator that is likely to be used during the day, it should always be covered with a tarp so that it can be safely stored when not in use.

Environment Awareness

Most factories have electrical outlets in every corner of their facility. This allows for easy access to power for many different types of machinery throughout the day. However, some machinery requires constant power in order to operate properly and without interruption from any outside forces such as weather or accidents occurring on or near them

Safety always comes first!

WorkSafe Victoria requires employers to ensure compliance with AS/NZS 3760. Employers have a duty of care, to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and without risks to health. To meet these obligations, employers should have procedures such as regular test and tagging in place to review and maintain the safety of the workplace environment. At The Local Guys – Test and Tag Melbourne, we believe safety comes first and foremost. By conducting regular appliance test and tagging, you are ensuring the safety of your business, your employees, and anyone that encounters your business – and therefore, meeting your duty of care. Don’t take the risk, you may not get a second chance.

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Test and Tag Services We Offer

The Local Guys – Test and Tag is a one-stop-shop! We offer a range of Electrical & Fire Testing that you can protect your business in as many ways as possible, without the hassle of organizing arrangements with multiple companies.

What is included in your service? After we complete your testing, you will receive:

  • Full reporting
  • A certificate of compliance with your testing expiry date.
  • Any advice and information you require from a qualified technician.
  • We contact you when your next service is due – so you will never need to worry!

So what are you waiting for, REQUEST A QUOTE today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should test and tag be done?

When considering the test and tag intervals and how often any electrical appliance should be tested. The major underlying factor is the type of environment the appliance is generally located. In many workplaces will be having various frequencies of test and tag due to their individual risk management as well as WH&S planning. Depending on the state where you are operating. “Its safety regulations or the present Australian standard”. Will be specifying how often you require to get a test and tag done for your electrical appliances, safety switches, and so on.

Do you need to test and tag new equipment?

When any equipment is new, then the supplier must be held responsible for its electrical safety initially. “Any new equipment never requires to be tested on purchase.” But it must be inspected visually for any damage and must be tagged with the “New to Service” tag for indicating that they are purchased new. The tag will state that it is not tested in accordance with the Australian standard and the date should be specified when it will be tested by an experienced technician.

Does a test and tag certificate expire?

Students who complete a Test and Tag course successfully are considered to be a Competent Person according to the AS/NZS 3760 standard. A test and tag certificate will never expire but if you wish to retain the Competent Person status, you must possess the latest knowledge as well as skills.

What services do The Local Guys - Test and Tag Melbourne offer?

Test and Tag Melbourne – The Local Guys Services

At the Local Guys Test and Tag Melbourne, we check your workplace and electrical equipment to ensure that it is 100% safe and in compliance with WH&S requirements. We have franchises everywhere in Australia and our technicians are fully trained and fully qualified to take care of your workplace.

Here are our test and tag Melbourne services.

  1. Appliance Test and Tagging

Appliance Testing and Tagging guarantees the safety and longevity of electrical appliances and equipment. The Local Guys Test and Tag Melbourne technicians follow the following steps to carry out testing:

  • Visual Inspection: Our technicians ensure that your electrical items do not have any visual faults.
  • Electrical Testing: Electrical testing is done using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT tester). This device assesses earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance to ensure the complete electrical safety of the appliance.
  • Reporting: Once the testing and tagging processes are complete, we record all the details in our report including whether the items passed or failed our tests.
  1. Fire Extinguisher Testing

Testing fire safety equipment is essential to make sure that they are accessible and effective in fire accidents.

Testing and tagging fire extinguishers must be done every 6 months to make sure that they are working well when needed in order to minimize the loss of lives, equipment, and property.

The process starts by performing a complete visual inspection to evaluate:

  • The accessibility.
  • Mounted height.
  • Mounting brackets.
  • Safety pins.
  • The security tie.
  • Pressure gauge readings.

After making sure that everything is working properly, we tag the fire extinguisher with a reference number, which indicates that the inspection process has been performed.

Besides, we keep a record of the assessment in our database to remind you every 6 months of the fire extinguisher testing.

  1. Fire Blanket Testing

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

The process depends on visual inspection of the surrounding areas to make sure that the right signage is displayed properly. Besides, it is important to make sure that the blanket is accessible and that both the blanket and container are in optimal conditions.

The report of the fire blanket testing will include the location of the blanket, whether it passed or failed the testing, and any suggestions to increase safety.

  1. Safety Switch (RCD) Testing

Residual Current Devices (RCD), also known as Safety Switches, are extremely important in workplaces and homes since they reduce the risk of fatal electric shocks significantly.

Safety switches are extremely sensitive. Therefore, they trip when there is a minor current increase on the circuit. That is why they must be tested and tagged on a regular basis to make sure that they are working properly all the time.

Our technicians perform two tests in accordance with Australian Standards to make sure that your Safety Switches are working properly.

  • Push-Button Test: This test ensures that the safety switch is going to trip when necessary.
  • RCD Trip Test: This test depends on stimulating a surge in powder in order to assess the safety switch response. If it works properly, it should trip in less than 40ms.

After finishing the testing process, we provide the client with a full report including the location of the safety switch, whether it passed or failed the testing, and our recommendations to increase safety in the workplace.

The Local Guys Test and Tag Melbourne Team strives for excellence. We are leaders in the test and tag industry in Melbourne and the whole of Australia.

If you need more information, contact us. The Local Guys test and tag Melbourne team are here for you.

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Electrical Appliance Testing


Fire Extinguisher & Blanket Testing


Safety Switch (RCD) Testing


Smoke Detector Testing


Microwave Leakage Testing


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