Here at O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie, we can assist you with testing and tagging your electrical appliances in accordance with the safety and compliance regulations. Whether it’s for your business or your home, no job is too big or too small for us.
What is a test and tag service?
Test and tag is the process of checking the safety of every portable electrical appliance in your home or business. It consists of two parts: first, inspecting the appliance visually for any damage; second, testing it electrically with a Portable Appliance Tester.
The importance of a test and tag service
When working around a lot of electrical equipment that is portable, there are risks that an accident could take place. Should an accident occur, employers should make sure they are legally protected.
A way to do this: testing and tagging services.
Testing and tagging services offer evidence that an employer took the necessary precautions to ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible for their employees and customers by having the electrical appliances inspected. By testing and tagging regularly, you comply with the safety standards for Australia.
What is the process of a test and tag service?
When you use test and tag services from us at O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie, we will send a skilled and expert technician to your workplace. This technician will carry out both a visual and electrical test to identify any problems with the electrical devices.
After the inspection has taken place, our technician will leave a test tag on any equipment they have tested. What is the purpose of this tag? It states the results of the test, who carried out the test, the date of the test, and when the equipment must be retested. A copy of this information is also given to the employer.
1. What type of electrical equipment is tested and tagged?
Any electrical equipment that has a removable plug, cable, and does not exceed 50V such as portable RCDs and extension cords.
2. What type of problems do the technicians look for?
• Wiring faults
• Frayed cords
• Damaged equipment caused by exposure to harsh chemicals
• Leakage of current
• Faults in the earthing system
3. How often should electrical equipment be tested and tagged?
The Australian Standards suggest certain test and tag frequencies. You can contact us on (02) 4953 6656 if you have further questions about when your electrical device should be tested.
Contact us today
With over 70 years’ experience, O’Brien Electrical Lake Macquarie can help you test and tag your electrical appliances to the highest standard. Give our professional and friendly team a ring on (02) 4953 6656 for a consultation or an appointment today.