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The consequence of Non-Compliance of Test and Tag Wangaratta

Testing and tagging of portable electrical equipment and RCDs is mandated under the Australian New Zealand Safety Standard 3760.22 (AS/NZS 3760). For some industries that operate in hostile environments like construction, demolition, and mining, testing and tagging are compulsory and are heavily monitored. If you work in one of these industries, you must have your portable electrical tools and equipment tested every three months and tagged with specific color varieties for safety compliance.

Every business owner in Melbourne is expected to have a legally and ethically compliant workplace safety regulation, which includes a test and tag. Businesses that fail to meet their obligation can be penalized for work safety and breaches. There could be big implications for non-compliance.

Use a reputable test and tag Technician

A reputable technician is competent and certified to do the test and tag service. Generally, he must have theoretical and practical know-how about testing and tagging. Moreover, he should also know the different portable equipment and appliances that should be tested. For example, for homes, schools, and offices, electrical appliances can include refrigerators, freezers, ovens, kettles, and more.

RCD (Residual Current Device) must also be tested. RCD testing is a test that is performed on a portable appliance that has been unplugged from its electrical supply. The RCD testing procedure determine if there is power running through the appliance after it has been disconnected from the mains electricity supply.

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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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Keep detailed records ofthe test and tag service

Make sure that you keep detailed records of everything that goes on during the process so that there is no question about what happened during each step of the process. The requirement for the data that should be included in the record is very specific. This includes the name of the technician, when it was tested, and the result of the test. Once the item has been tested, a colored tag can be attached to it. The color of the tag will vary depending on the season or how many times your equipment has been tested. The test and tag technician will have the knowledge on what to do, so you do not need to give many directions.

Engage test and tag experts

The test and tag services are an important part of the safety system. AS/NZS 3760 requires businesses to hire a competent technician to perform the test and tag service. This will help ensure that your workers are safe while they are performing their work on your vehicle.
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Monitor the frequency of testing and tagging

How often your electrical appliances need to be tested and tagged depends on the type of business that you operate. Businesses that operate under hostile environments like construction, mining, and demolition require testing and tagging every three months.  Factories, workshops, places of work, or repair shops only need to be tested and tagged every 6 months. However, a server cabinet in an office that is rarely moved or touched may only need test and tagging every five years. Residential-type areas like hotels, motels, boarding houses, and hostels only require a test and tag every 2 years.

A reliable test and tag technician will be able to advise you exactly how often your equipment requires to be tested and tagged. Hiring an experienced test and tag service will help reduce downtime in trying to guess the proper procedure.

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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