Electrical Test & Tag in Castle Hill
Is your business meeting its OHS requirements when it comes to the safety of electrical equipment and appliances?
At O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill, our team of fully qualified and licensed electricians offer professional and affordable test & tagging in Castle Hill. In NSW, businesses are required to certify that all electrical equipment, appliances, and RCDs are inspected, tested, and tagged on a regular basis.
As Master Electricians backed by over 30 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 Castle Hill today. Contact us online or call us today.
Why Do I Need Electrical Testing & Tagging?
Testing and tagging is the process of inspecting and testing electrical equipment to ensure they are safe to use and reduce the risks of electrical accidents in the workplace. Test & tag guidelines are set out by the AS/NZS 3760 Australian Standards and require employers to minimise electrical hazards through regular electrical assessments.
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 a electronic testing with a portable appliance tester. At O’Brien Electrical Castle Hill, our testing services are comprehensive to ensure you not only meet all necessary 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
How Often Do You Need Electrical Equipment Tested?
It’s recommended all 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.
Businesses which operate in certain industries or work environments are also obligated to undertake testing and tagging more frequently in accordance with AS 3760 Standard. Building and construction businesses require testing and tagging every 3 months, while factories, workshops, and manufacturing businesses are required to have their equipment tested and tagged every 6 months.
Call The Experts
For more information about your requirements, get in touch with our Master Electricians in Castle Hill. 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 book your service by phone.
What type of equipment is tested & tagged?
Any device that has a flexible cable and is above 50V requires testing. For example, extension leads, RCDs, earthed appliances such as kettles and toasters, as well as power tools like electric drills.
Who can perform testing & tagging for Castle Hill businesses?
Under the current regulatory guidelines, test and tagging must be completed by a ‘competent person’. This includes someone who has undertaken a test and tag course as well as fully qualified and licensed electricians.
What if my appliances fail testing?
If any of your appliances fail testing due to damage or defects, then our expert team of electricians can repair it on-site or else dispose of the equipment in a safe manner.
Is test and tag a legal requirement in NSW?
According to SafeWork NSW, electrical cords and leads on portable electrical devices require testing and tagging by a certified person at least every 12 months.