Testing and Tagging Services Gold Coast

South East Electrical is a Gold Coast company with specialists in testing of electrical equipment. Ensure compliance with local laws by contacting South East Electrical for your Gold Coast electrical auditing. 

Did you know, every workplace needs to have their electrical apliances tested and tagged at least once per year?

Knowing your responsibilities across all ranges of activities in your workplace is onerous. Rely on South East Electrical’s knowledge to keep your workplace compliant. We can complete an audit of your workplace and ensure all your equipment is tested and tagged. 

Gold Coast Testing And Tagging Requirements

testing and tagging of electrical equipmentIt is your obligation to ensure the safety of your workplace and that includes regular testing of your electrical equipment. Queensland workplace health and safety rules show testing intervals from 3 months to 5 years depending on which industry you operate in.  South East Electrical’s software automates test and tag intervals by notifying us when your equipment is due for testing. We contact you for an appointment, keeping your equipment always compliant with the regular auditing relevant to your industry.

Office equipment requires testing and tagging
Office equipment requires testing and tagging
Industrial equipment requires testing and tagging
Industrial equipment requires testing and tagging
Drills require testing and tagging
Drills/hand tools require testing and tagging

Only a person appointed as competent by their employer can test and tag electrical equipment.

It is an offence under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to repair electrical equipment unless you have the appropriate electrical work licence.

Competence is based on knowledge and skills gained from training, experience, qualifications or a combination of these.

A durable tag must be attached after inspecting and testing to clearly show the test date and the next scheduled test and inspection date.

A tool showing the inspection and testing tag (blue impact drill with tag off handle)

Intervals for testing are determined by consulting the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 and AS/NZS 3760 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

Class of work Portable/specified electrical equipment Type 1 or 2 safety switch (fixed)Type 1 or 2 safety switch (portable)

Construction work

At least 3 monthly intervals by a competent person

  • Use the inbuilt test button (at least monthly)
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person at least annually
  • Use the inbuilt test button – immediately after it is connected and immediately before it used, first time each day
  • By a competent person, at least every 3 months

 

Manufacturing work

  • If equipment is double insulated, at least every 12 months by competent person
  • If not double insulated, at least every 6 months by competent person and connected to a safety switch
  • Use the inbuilt test button – at least every 6 months
  • An operating time/current test at least every 12 months by competent person
  • Use the inbuilt test button – daily or before each use, whichever is longer
  • By a competent person, at least every 12 months

 

Note: From 1 March 2008, portable safety switches are not to be used in manufacturing work. Installed safety switches must be used

Service work

At least 12 monthly intervals by a competent person or connected to a safety switch

 

Office work

At least 5 yearly intervals by a competent person or connected to a safety switch

  • Use the inbuilt test button at least every 6 months
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person, at least every 2 years
  • Use the inbuilt test button at least every 3 months
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person at least every 2 years

 

Amusement work (specified electrical equipment)

  • If equipment is double insulated, at least every 12 months by competent person
  • If not double insulated, at least 6 months by competent person and connected to a safety switch

Amusement work (amusement rides and devices)Inspected and tested each after each onsite assembly, and every six months

Rural industry work (all plug in equipment)Visual examination before each use

Rural industry work (Specified electrical equipment used under stated electrical risk factors)Either: test and inspect every 12 months or protect with a safety switch. Recommended push button test every three month.

Our testing and tagging services

Features

Included in our testing and tagging

  • All testing and tagging work is documented to prove your OH&S compliance.
  • We test and tag all equipment and document this for your records.
  • As part of the testing and tagging process we get to inspect your equipment. We can identify possible problems before they occur.
  • Compliance checks
  • Visual inspections
  • Insulation resistance
  • Earth continuity/leakage testing

Annual testing and tagging is the best way for Gold Coast businesses to prevent electrical problems before they occur. Common electrical problems identified in test and tag include damaged pins, frayed cords and bent and overloaded cabling.

Looking for a test and tag Brisbane?

We cover Brisbane also. Check out our Brisbane test and tag page.

Items you must have tested and tagged regularly

The following electrical items require testing and tagging:

  • Power equipment such as drills and welding equipment
  • Power boards
  • Extension cables
  • Portable power equipment

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