Many businesses, now, are still confused regarding electrical safety as there are different interpretations of the Work Health Safety Act (WHS Act) and AS/NZS 3760:2022. Under the Work Health Safety Act, testing and tagging equipment is not a requirement which is why businesses in Melbourne engaged in non-hostile environment skip it. But the rule should be read together with AS/NZS 3760:2022, which requires testing at least 3 to 5 years for non-hostile environment.
Under the standards, appliances in non-hostile environments must be tested at least once in 3 to 5 years. The Local Guys – Test and Tag Parkville is here to guide you through the test and tag requirements under the standards. If you haven’t tested and tagged your appliances, you can always rely on us to do the service.
Regularly inspect cords and plugs for visible signs of damage, such as exposed wires. Ensure that all electrical outlets are properly grounded and regularly check extensions cords for fraying or splitting. Pay special attention to appliances with exposed metal components, such as heaters and fans, as these can easily become hot and cause electric shock if not properly maintained.Inspect the condition of your appliances’ power cords on a regular basis. Look for any signs of wear or tear such as bending, cracking, melting or burning. If you notice any issues, replace them immediately to avoid potential electrical shocks. Inspect your appliance plugs too; make sure they fit correctly into the outlet and don’t have any signs of damage like melted plastic or scorch marks .
Make sure to always hire a qualified electrician or appliance repair technician for any major repairs and replacements such as The Local Guys. Having someone with the right experience can help ensure that all of your electrical systems are up to code and safe for use.