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Protips Testing and Tagging

Test & Tag Electrical Equipment

Testing and Tagging is the process of inspecting and testing all in service electrical equipment for personal safety. Each year hundreds of lives are saved due to timely testing and tagging of electrical equipment. This not only helps in saving lives, but also can reduce the risk of lengthy insurance claims in the event of a tragedy.



Fire Protection Testing

Fire Extinguisher tests need to be done at least every 6 months. Fire Extinguishers are the easiest and fastest way of protecting you and your business when a fire occurs. Smoke alarms are now mandatory in dwellings across most Australian states, with reports that they can reduce house fire deaths by up to 60%., It's critical to regularly get your smoke alarm and fire extinguishers tested properly.



Emergency Lights

Even if you know where all the exits are located and all the emergency & exit lights seem to be in working order, regular testing and maintenance is the only way to minimise the risk of faulty emergency & exit lights in an emergency situation. Emergency & exit light testing is a 6-monthly legislative requirement,, which will ultimately help to increase the safety for employees and clients in your workplace.



Commercial Microwave

Whenever a microwave oven is turned on, radiation energy is produced causing the water in food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat, which in turn cooks the food. The energy produced by a microwave oven can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health.


Safety Switches

Safety Switch

An RCD (Residual Current Device) is the industry term for a safety switch. An RCD’s main purpose is to prevent severe electrical shocks from occurring. An RCD acts as a life saving device; it detects and halts the power in an electrical socket preventing dangerous electric currents and fatal electric shocks. RCD’s are usually located on a switchboard but can be used portably. Every home and workplace should enlist in regular RCD safety switch testing to ensure they are working correctly.


Power Point Testing

Earth-Fault Loop Impedance

At Jim’s Test & Tag, our technicians provide earth fault loop impedance test services, designed to test the electrical earth of all power points and electrical installations and discover any faults within your electric circuit. In order to ensure you and your employees’ safety and the accuracy of our earth fault loop test results, we will also always test the power point we use for our portable appliance tester when we provide our other testing and tagging services.


After having your appliances and electrical equipment tested, a colour-coded tag will be placed upon them. These tags correspond to specific date ranges as to when they were tested. This allows you or other members of your team to quickly identify when those appliances have been last checked. 

The colour codes for Australia are universal across all states except for New South Wales


Test and Tag colours in all states except New South Wales

Red – December to February

Green – Mark to May

Blue – June to August

Yellow – September to November

Orange – January to June

White – July to December

Black – Yearly

Grey – 2 Yearly

Burgundy – 5 Yearly


New South Wales Test and Tag Colours

Red – January to September

Blue – February to July

Orange – March to November

Green – April to August

White – May to December

Yellow – June to October

Black – Yearly

Grey – 2 Yearly

Burgundy – 5 Yearly


In New South Wales, colour coded tagging is not legally required unless the testing has occurred on a construction site. Other businesses may find the colour coding useful for future tests but it is not required in all industries.

Jim’s Test & Tag follow strict practices and deliver the highest quality of work in order to provide you with the peace of mind you require to run your business effectively. Each qualified test and tag worker understands that you need your business running at its best and they will help you keep it there.

Get your appliances and electrical equipment test & tagged with Jim’s today, just contact us for a quote. 

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.

Our Test and Tag Service

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.

Electrical Risk Assessment
Portable Appliance Testing
Fire Protection Services
Microwave Testing
RCD Safety Switch Testing
Earth-Fault Loop Impedance Testing
Data Management

Our Personnel

We’ve spent over 10 years in this business. We’ve taken this time to perfect our craft and to this day we continue growing and expanding. Our staff is technically trained and is able to keep our clients informed with their testing and tagging as we complete their inspections.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing a service provider shouldn’t be a daunting task, as long as you have a provider with a knowledgeable staff and a reputation you can trust.

When tasked with testing and tagging, it’s important to use a service provider with the skill and equipment to ensure passing inspection. Jim’s Test & Tag has been a leading expert in this field for over 10 years and strives to provide you with the most comprehensive and efficient service.