When it comes to our homes, offices, factories and elsewhere, safety is nothing to mess around with. Electrical energy is everywhere and drives most of the world’s economy. Improper use of electricity has caused billions of dollars in damages and claimed many lives. The only way to prevent improper usage and accidents is proper inspection, testing and tagging of your electrical equipment. That’s where we come in.
Test and Tag – Electrical Tagging Services
All businesses start with good intentions. In the beginning, we all plan to do our best, follow the appropriate rules strictly and keep on top of everything from minor compliance issues to bookkeeping. However, life inevitably gets in the way, and with each passing day that we have left certain areas of our business untended to, risk increases. More serious issues and problems arise when electrical equipment and tools are not subjected to regular test and tag scrutiny, which could not only compromise your business but the lives of those you employ and who visit your premises.
Electrical Test and Tag Professionals for Australia
At Jim’s Test and Tag, we are Australia’s preeminent compliance experts for electrical appliance testing. No matter if you are a large or small business that wants to ensure that their property is safe and up to spec rest assured that our specialists can and will deliver the kind of thorough testing that will afford you the peace of mind that you desire.
We believe that regular servicing and inspection of all electrical equipment on premises is essential. Regardless of whether you have recently acquired brand new tools, or have completed an installation that you believe must, therefore, be fit for purpose and poses no threat, it is essential to take measures to make this supposition a reality. With our technicians, you can feel absolutely confident that the tags attached to your equipment and tools were merited after rigorous testing to ensure that they are safe to use.
Why You Need to Test and Tag
There are so many potential problems that can arise as a result of faulty electrical equipment. Naturally, the more serious of these pose a direct threat to human life and so it is essential for any facility manager to safeguard against any such occurrence to the best of their ability.
While competent tradesmen may seem like a good choice and deliver a service that is satisfactory until you have retained the services of professional technicians whose entire purpose is based on comprehensive testing and compliance, you simply have not followed through in terms of duty of care to those that work or visit that space.
Here at Jim’s Test and Tag, our test and tag services are delivered by skilled professionals that undergo regular and continuous training to ensure that they are fully abreast of the latest requirements, and best techniques to test and prevent the possibility of electrical malfunction befalling your business.
Nobody wants to experience a fire in their workplace, but the reality is that this is a distinct possibility where damaged, old and malfunctioning electrical equipment is in use. What’s more, it is often the case that the fault is not visible, but occurring internally, and so the problem is never noticed until it is too late.
Everything from refrigerators, microwaves, ovens, saws, televisions, drills and countless other everyday items must be assessed to protect and prevent against avoidable accidents.
Prevention is Our Priority
When it comes to electrical appliance tagging those that inspect their equipment and notice handwritten tags are encouraged to take measures to have the team at Jim’s Test and Tag complete a thorough inspection. Our tags are not provided until this process has been completed in full.
Prevention is our priority and peace of mind is the reward that you reap from retaining the services of our exceptionally trained, thorough and highly experienced team of professionals. So, don’t wait another day, week or month looking for test and tag companies, get in touch with Jim’s Test and Tag today and secure the services of the best in the business.
What Is Test And Tag?
Test and Tag is the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances. This is achieved by visually inspecting an appliance for damage, followed by electrically testing the device with a portable appliance tester. After an item is tested and deemed safe for use, it is affixed with a tag to confirm this fact. The results of testing, the name of the tester, the test date and the date the next test is due are all recorded on the tag. The sole reason for testing and tagging an appliance is to guarantee the safety of those in the workplace who come into contact with or make use of it, minimising the risk of an electrical hazard. The safety of electrical appliances is governed by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760 which also outlines the regulations for the testing and tagging equipment. Who can test and tag and how frequently the process should be undertaken are all set out in the Australian Standard guidelines.
How Necessary Is It?
Electrical equipment that is used in the construction, demolition and mining industries must be tested and certified every three months. This is due to the hazardous nature of the work and the high likelihood of appliances suffering damage. Tag colours change depending on the time of year. This allows for widespread and effective testing once the previous tags are out of date. Outside of these high-risk industries the process it is not a legislative requirement for other workplaces. With that said, however, employers have a duty of care to make sure that staff and customer safety is safeguarded. If an injury was inflicted by an unsafe appliance that was either not tested properly or not tested at all, then the business owner could be liable. It is an employer’s responsibility to keep all electrical appliances in safe working order.
What Type Of Equipment Must Be Checked?
Any device with a flexible cable, a removable plug and whose voltage exceeds 50V must be accurately assessed and certified as safe to use. This includes extension leads, cord sets and portable residual current devices (RCD). Electrical appliances fall into one of two classes:
- Class I – earthed appliances like kettles, irons and toasters
- Class II – double insulated appliances, usually identified by a symbol (a square within a square) or with the words ‘Double Insulated’ such as most electric drills and hair dryers.
New equipment must be accompanied by the correct tag. Any electrical appliances that are acquired second hand must be correctly tested. The danger of using unregulated devices far outweighs the cost of getting them tested not to mention the peace of mind of knowing you and those in your home or workspace are protected against faulty equipment.
Jim Has You Covered
Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, you likely have a plethora of electrical devices on your premises. To ensure that you and those around you are safe you need Jim’s quality electrical test and tag services. Check out our customer testimonials and see how our work helps save hundreds of lives each year.
Jim’s Test and Tag provides RCD & Fault Loop testing in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast as well as regional across Australia.
The most powerful tool we have against electrical damages and faults is due diligence in inspecting, testing and tagging electrical equipment. Jim’s Test & Tag provides you with this and so much more. Our local test and tag servicemen are police checked and trained to be OH&S compliant.