Are your electrical appliances and equipment up to date with safety standards? At Test and Tag Sydney, we provide a comprehensive service to ensure the safety of residential and commercial properties.
Our highly trained professionals conduct thorough inspections and tests on all types of equipment, including power boards, extension leads, and portable appliances. And with our easy online booking system, scheduling an appointment is a hassle-free process.
Don’t delay – protect yourself and your property with Test and Tag Sydney’s reliable testing and tagging services.
> Safety – Test and tagging help to ensure the safety of your family, employees, customers, and students. Test and tagging protect sensitive electronic devices and prevents fires caused by electrical appliances
> Compliance – Test and tagging help to comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) tag regulations.
> Save Money – Test and tagging helps to prolong the life of electrical appliances and devices avoiding repairs or replacements.
As part of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760, the testing and tagging industry is provided with guidelines and regulations regarding electric safety. The guidelines address topics such as the intervals for testing and tagging, who can test and tag, and general guidelines.
The process includes:
Visual inspection: A comprehensive visual inspection is carried out to check for any damages. We will visually inspect the appliance for any signs of damage and prepare for the next step.
Electrical testing: The next phase involves electrically testing the equipment with a Portable Appliance Tester.
Recording: Then, the testing technician should create a detailed report of the test result. A copy of the report has to be submitted to the business owner. Businesses must keep a record of this as part of their AS / NZS 3760:2010 compliance.
Tagging: Finally, the tested items are tagged. Test and Tag is the name given to the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances. These tags should be durable, non-reusable, and non-metallic. It should have the company name of who conducted the tests and the completed date.
The term “Test and Tag” refers to the procedure of ensuring the safety of electrical equipment and compliant with AS/NZS 3760 standards.
The AS/NZS 3760 is an Australian Standard that offers industries guidance and regulation surrounding the electrical safety of appliances. It provides recommendations for test and tag intervals, defines who can test and tag, and outlines general guidelines.
Once tested, the item is placed with a tag to confirm that it has in fact been tested, along with showing who tested it, the test date and when the next test is due.
We test and tag appliances to protect families or workers from possible injuries and reduce the likelihood of an electrical accident.
The AS/NZS 3760 is an Australian Standard that regulates the Test and Tag industry with respect to the electrical safety of portable appliances. In order to ensure building safety, it sets out recommendations for testing 240V, 3 phase and low voltage electrical equipment.
Within Australia, there are both National Standard and State/Territory Regulator Bodies that ensure that organisations follow the requirements
Any device that has a flexible cable, a removable plug and is not low voltage (not exceeding 50V) is recommended for Test and Tag.
Generally, electrical appliances can be classed as either:
Class I – this is an earthed appliance, i.e. kettles, irons and toasters
Class II – double insulated appliances, i.e. most electric drills and hair dryers.
Additionally, it’s unnecessary to test new equipment- just visually inspected and tagged.
Based on the environment in which the appliance resides, the Australian Standards recommend particular test and tag frequencies. Depending on how a workplace assesses its risk, this may differ.
It is vital to have accurate and up-to-date information on all equipment and components. This is where electrical test tag labels come in. These labels provide essential details such as the date of testing, the individual or company responsible for testing, and any necessary safety warnings. In addition, they often include a clear pass/fail indication and identification numbers for easy reference.
Without these labels, important information could easily be overlooked, putting workers at risk of electrical accidents. Whether it’s a simple outlet or a complex circuit breaker, make sure all equipment has proper labeling to ensure safety on the job.
Don’t let an avoidable mistake lead to disaster – always check for electrical test tags before starting work.
>Tested to AS/NZS 3760 – Test tags have this reference to the Australian standard printed on them. This is compulsor and we ensure we comply.
> Tested By – This indicates the name of the person conducting the test and our company name or logo.
> Test Date – The date of the test.
Next Test Due – When the next test is due based on the environment (or validity period). Make sure you are aware of the intervals between tests and tags.
Testing must be conducted by a person who has been deemed ‘competent’. A competent person has the experience, qualifications, and training to test and tag electrical equipment.
Electrical hazards are governed by laws that regulate their identification and evaluation. For this reason, the Work Health and Safety Legislation in Australia and New Zealand require businesses to have regular tests and tags. Test and Tagging is a process of periodic inspection of in-service electrical equipment for continued user safety.
Test and Tag Sydney can test and tag all your electrical appliances, including power tools, headlights, computer equipment and office machinery. We are fully insured and accredited, and our team of qualified and experienced electricians are always on hand to provide expert advice and assistance.
Contact us today to learn more about our test and tag services or book a free quote. Test and Tag Sydney – your local experts in electrical safety.