Workplace electrical equipment is required to be deemed safe by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 to protect workers from dangerous hazards that can have devastating, life lasting effects. In order to ensure obligations toward worker safety is abided to, workplaces are required to test and tag their electrical appliances.
What is testing and tagging?
The process of testing and tagging of appliances is to verify the safety of those about to use them. It involves testing the safety of electrical appliances that are connected to the electrical supply by a connecting device. If an appliance is deemed safe, it is then attached with a tag that details key information such as the date of the test, who performed it and when the next test is due.
Who is responsible for test and tag?
The responsibility of testing and tagging lies with the person who has a legal responsibility for the safety of equipment and the workers using them. It is the responsibility of the employer, main contractor or self employed individual to ensure all plug-in equipment have been appropriately tested and are safe to use.Testing and Tagging providers are available to competently provide this service to you, when searching for one ensure they hold a certificate to test Portable Electrical Appliances to Australian Standards 3760 & 3012.
What equipment is needed:
Any electrical appliance/equipment that has a chord or connecting device that can be plugged into a workplace powerpoint is to be tested and tagged. This can include:
- Heating devices and fans
- Extension cords and powerboards
- Laptop and mobile phone charging devices
- Electric power tools and charges
- Electrical office equipment
- Electrical cleaning equipment
- Portable RCD’s
- Televisions and audiovisual equipment
- Kitchen appliances
If you are in need of assistance with the testing and tagging process, Albert Corn and Son are qualified electricians in Geelong and willing to provide expert care and inspection of your tools and electrical equipment.
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