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Test and Tag Waldara – Electrical Safety is your Responsibility

Test and Tag is the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing appliances in a workplace to ensure safety for clients and employees. Every workplace in Waldara now has electrical safety and compliance requirements. The tagging and reporting requirements can be complicated for businesses in Melbourne to keep, so it’s important to work with a professional who knows the nitty-gritty of test and tag requirements.

How often you should test and tag equipment depends on your industry category. For instance, industries such as construction, demolition, and mining are required to have their appliances tested every three months. These industries are considered by law as “hostile” environments where employees are constantly at risk of falling objects and fire hazards. Hence, electric cranes and even the smallest object in the pantry must be tested for safety.

Classification of Properties for Test and Tag Services

In general, any device that has a flexible cable, a removable plug, and a voltage of more than 50V must be tested and tagged. It includes extension leads, cord sets, and portable RCDs among others. When testing and tagging, electrical appliances are divided into two categories. Class I includes earth appliances such as kettles, irons, and toasters. Class II appliances are double-insulated appliances, which are usually identified by a “square within a square” symbol. It includes hair dryers, electric drillers for demolition or concrete removal, and more. According to Australian regulations, electrical appliances in hostile environments need to be tested every three months. Conversely, environments, where appliances are prone to wear and tear, must test and tag electrical appliances every six months. These environments include factories, productions, and warehouses. Electric cords and chargers for phones can be tested every 2 years since they are prone to flexing.

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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Your Role as a Business Owner

In addition to test and tag compliance, there are many additional ways you can keep your business or workplace safe.

Emergency lighting

 Emergency lighting can illuminate the exits in case there is fire and the smoke is too thick. They provide 90 minutes of emergency lighting and an exit path for customers and staff. As part of maintenance, you should maintain your lighting every 6 months, to ensure batteries will maintain illumination for a minimum of 90 minutes.

Building Exit

A building exit is a door or other means of exiting a building that is not within the normal building envelope or does not meet all fire and life safety requirements. Buildings with three or more floors must have two exits located on each floor above grade with one stairway located on each floor above grade (unless otherwise approved by the governing authority). Exit doors should be free from obstacles so in case a fire happens, people can pass through freely.

Nicks, cuts, and burns

Building a first aid kit is an important part of any home’s emergency preparedness plan. A good first aid kit should include adhesive bandages, gauze pads, lean water for washing wounds, antibacterial and pain-relieving creams and ointments, antiseptic wipes and disinfectants, and safety pins and scissors.  Stocking a first aid kit is easy and can help during those unexpected situations where you need it most.

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Wet Areas

Wet areas are a danger for everyone, including the user. They can be slippery, unhygienic, and cause accidents. To keep wet areas in the building safe, you should avoid using appliances in them. Never use an appliance in a wet area unless it is specifically designed for this purpose. Make sure that any electrical equipment is not placed within three feet of water or any surface that can be soaked by water. Ensure that all electrical equipment has been disconnected before entering a wet area. Of course, you must follow the guidelines on testing and tagging electrical appliances.

Trip Hazards

The most common hazard in the workplace is trip hazards. This is where a person has to walk around something that could cause them to trip. These can be anything from electrical cords and cables, to furniture. The best way to prevent any sort of trip hazard is by removing it from the area. If you have extension leads lying on your doorway then you need to move them out of the way or keep them in their original position and make sure they are not touching anything else when they are not in use. If you have something like a chair or table near where someone might trip over then make sure that it doesn’t have any sharp edges which could cause injury if someone trips over it. 

Electrical safety is your responsibility

Electrical safety has many facets and sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. The best way to learn about electrical safety is by following the test and tag Waldara guidelines. Electrical safety is your responsibility. If you’re not sure whether something is safe, ask someone who knows.

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!

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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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