Electrical Test And Tag Mango Hill
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Triple Point Services provides the most comprehensive electrical test and tag in Mango Hill, North Lakes, and Northern Brisbane. With qualified staff and an electronic record keeping system you will always be up to date with your electrical safety requirements. Call 0455518877 for your test and tag service.
Appliance Test and Tag Mango Hill
Looking for the most reliable appliance test and tag in Mango Hill? Our team at Triple Point Services is the one you should call.
What is test and tag?
Test and Tag is the name given to the process of checking the safety of portable electrical equipment. Appliance test and tag involves two parts: first visually inspecting the appliance for any damage, followed by electrically testing it with a Portable Appliance Tester or Insulation Resistance Tester.
Once electrical testing services are completed, electrical tagging is done where the item is fitted with a tag to confirm that it has been tested, along with showing who tested it, the test date and when the next test is due. The primary reason behind testing and tagging is to ensure the safety of the people in the workplace coming into contact with the appliance, while also minimising the risk of an electrical hazard.
The AS/NZS 3760 is the Australian Standard that provides guidelines and regulations for the test and tag industry with regards to electrical safety of appliances. It sets out recommendations to issues such as test and tag intervals, defines who can test and tag and general guidelines.
Who needs to do test and tag?
Industries such as construction, demolition and mining are required to have their appliances tested and tagged every 3 months. This is because of the harsh nature of the industry which is likely to damage equipment at a faster rate. For each 3 months of testing, the test tag colours will change for different periods throughout the year, which effectively make certain months coincide with a specific test tag colour.
With the exception of these industries, testing and tagging is not a legislative requirement for other workplaces. However, the employer does have a duty of care to ensure the safety of its employees, meaning that if someone was hurt from an appliance that wasn’t tested and unsafe, they could be found liable. Because of this, it’s the employer’s responsibility to have all portable electrical appliances tested.
For people in the hire industry, there are some minimum requirements. For instance, before equipment is hired out it needs to be visually inspected by the hirer before every lease. The actual appliance needs to be tested also every 3 months, which is the hirer’s responsibility when they have possession of it.
Who can carry out test and tag?
For people living in QLD who want to offer test and tag as a service must hold a Restricted Electrical Contractors Licence. Triple Point Services license number is 86308.
What type of equipment needs to be test and tagged?
In short, any device that has a flexible cable, a removable plug and is not extra low voltage (not exceeding 50V). This includes extension leads, cord sets and portable RCD’s.
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, which are usually identified with a symbol (a square within a square) or with the words ‘Double Insulated’ i.e. most electric drills and hair dryers.
It’s worth mentioning that new equipment doesn’t need to be tested – just visually inspected and tagged.
How often should appliances be tested and tagged?
The Australian Standards recommend particular test and tag frequencies based on the type of environment the appliance resides in. This is shown in the AS 3760 Standard via ‘Table 4’ which explains the minimum requirement. Sometimes, this might differ depending on a workplaces individual risk assessment.
If you would like more information on appliance test tag please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0455518877
We are located on the North Lakes side of Mango Hill servicing all of northern Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Contact the best team for electrical test and tag Mango Hill has to offer!
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