Expert & Affordable Test & Tag Services in Bendigo
At O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo, our team offers professional and affordable testing and tagging procedures with our fully qualified and licensed Bendigo electricians.
Whether your business is a shop, factory, office or construction site, as an employer, it is the law to comply with the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act. This means identifying whether there are any hazards in the workplace associated with electrical equipment and taking measures to eliminate those risks for a safe workplace by regular testing and tagging measures.
Backed by over 44 years of experience, our team will ensure that your business is compliant. We make sure all your electrical appliances are fault-free so you can meet your requirements and keep your workforce safe. We’ll even provide guidance on how best to maintain your electrical equipment.
Get in touch with our team for expert test & tag in Bendigo today. Contact our friendly team online or call us.
What is Test & Tag?
Test and tag is a way of reducing electrical hazards to everyone in your workplace including staff and customers. Not only will it keep everyone safe by complying to correct procedures will reduce any risk of fines from breaches of electrical safety laws.
Risks of Not Testing Your Electrical Equipment
There are many dangers and risks associated with electrical equipment, these include:
- One of the biggest dangers is coming into contact with exposed live wires which can cause electric shock and burns. Not only can this include exposed leads, but it can be electrical equipment that has come into contact with metal surfaces, floors or roofs.
- Checking any equipment to find faults. Faulty wires and electrics can cause fires and electric shock injury.
- Often factories and workplaces which deal with hazard materials which can ignite or are highly flammable can be a big danger. Fire and explosions where electricity can be flammable like spray paint booths and car workshops can be at risk.
- An electrical hazard occurs when it is possible to come into contact with electricity. This can happen directly through energised parts of electrical equipment or indirect pathways such as conductive materials.
What is Required of You as an Employer?
The nationally accepted minimum standard for workplace safety around electrical equipment is Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3760.
This standard requires that electrical equipment be regularly tested, and then fitted with a tag.
What Does Testing & Tagging Involve?
Testing and tagging involves both a visual inspection of the various electrical equipment used in your workplace as well as electronic testing with a portable appliance tester.
At O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo, our testing services are comprehensive to ensure you not only meet all requirements but also that your equipment is as safe to use as possible.
Our testing and tagging services include:
- Visual check of all electrical appliances
- Physical equipment inspection
- Insulation testing
- Current leakage testing
- Earth circuit and leakage testing
- Equipment damage assessments
- Assessment of plugs, sockets/outlets, and connectors
- Microwave testing
- Electrical equipment testing with a Portable Appliance Tester
- Tagging of all electrical appliances
- Staff training on electrical equipment safety
- Reminders of key testing dates
Call The Bendigo Test & Tag Experts
For more information about your requirements, get in touch with our Master Electricians in Bendigo. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.
Our team can help you determine your business’s testing obligations as well as organise a time to undertake testing and tagging that is convenient to your operations.
Contact us online or call us today.
How often do you need electrical equipment tested in Victoria?
It’s recommended all Victorian businesses test and tag their appliances at least once every 12 months, however, if you use electrical equipment frequently in the workplace, you may want to consider test and tagging more often. Building and construction businesses require testing and tagging every three months, while factories, workshops, and manufacturing businesses are required to have their equipment tested and tagged every six months.
What type of equipment do Bendigo businesses need tested & tagged?
It applies to any plug-in or portable electrical equipment as well as any machinery connected to a power supply by a flexible cord. Also, any device that has a flexible cable and is above 50V requires testing. This can include everything from kettles and toasters to computer equipment and any power tools.
Who can perform testing & tagging for Bendigo businesses?
Under the current regulatory guidelines, test and tagging must be completed by a ‘competent expert’ in Victorian requirements. The test and tag regulations can vary from state to state. This includes someone who has undertaken a test and tag course in Victoria.
What if any my appliances fail testing?
If any of your appliances fail testing due to damage or defects, then our expert team of Bendigo electricians can repair it on-site or else securely dispose of the equipment.