What Does This Mean For Your Brisbane Business?
‘ Test and Tag ’ is the name commonly used for the process of ensuring your electrical equipment and appliances are safe to use in the workplace.
In order to make these items safe, one must comply with the strict work health and safety regulations put in place by the Australian Government. The standard specification AS/NZS3760:2010 requires business owners to undertake this safety process on a regular basis in order to meet law requirements.
Why Choose Be Smart Electrical?
The regulation states that testing must be carried out by a ‘competent person’. That person should be able to use test equipment safely and effectively, must have an understanding of the construction of the equipment, the requirements of the standard, the dangers of electricity and the legislative requirements.
Be Smart Electrical only employ fully trained electricians to ‘ Test and Tag ’ which ensures that all work carried out will be safe. Plus, an additional benefit of working with our electricians is that they can perform on-site repairs of defective items which will save your business time and money. This is our 100% Guarantee.
Electrical Safety Inspections & Testing
Be Smart Electrical carries out safety inspections and testing of all 240 Volt and 415 Volt electrical equipment connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or connecting device.
Example of equipment & tools inspected:
- Hand held appliance
- Extension leads
- Power boards
- 415 Volt welders
- Laptop Chargers
Electrical tests conducted are:
- Visual and physical inspection of all equipment for damage and defects
- Earth continuity test
- Testing of insulation / leakage current
- Test for correct operation of safety switches
- Test of correct polarity of leads
Where equipment fails to comply, it will be repaired, or a danger tag must be attached and the item must be removed from service.
Tagging Of Appliances
Once tested and determined safe, appliances are tagged, indicating that they’ve been passed as electrically safe (at the time of testing). The tags applied with self-adhesive and will specify the following information:
- Our company name Eg. Be Smart Electrical
- Licence or contract number of person testing
- Test date
- Next test date
A register of appliances tested is one of the most important aspects of ‘testing and tagging’. All inspection records are stored by us for the required 7 years and the customer will receive a hard copy kept on a spreadsheet.