Did you know, every workplace needs to have their electrical appliances 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.
Gold Coast Testing And Tagging Requirements
It 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.
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Who can test electrical equipment
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.
Tagging electrical equipment
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|
and connected to a safety switch
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|
|Amusement work (specified electrical equipment)|
|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 months||Recommended push button test every three months|
Testing and tagging includes
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.
South East Electrical Gold Coast
We are licensed electricians who have been operating on the Gold Coast for decades. What separates us from other testing and tagging companies is our commitment to the Gold Coast and our complete knowledge of electrical services.
While we are testing your electrical appliances, we can also:
- Test all emergency lights at the same time.
- Complete the general safety audit to ensure there are no other problems, therefore saving time and money for you
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
Ensure your compliance with the state safety legislation. Call South East Electrical.