Anybody that goes into business and hires employees, or envisions a day where the general public will spend time on their premises has a duty of care to provide a safe environment that poses no threat to their wellbeing or their lives. Electricity is all around us and very much a part of our daily work and so, in order to ensure that the equipment and appliances and ports that we use are in fine working condition test and tag regulations are in place, which all business owners must comply with every year.
Here at Jim’s Test and Tag, we are specialists in test and tag electrical assessments. Given the fact that we have been working for the Australian business and private community for over a decade, you can feel assured that our team of professionals delivers a level of service that is second to none and trusted by thousands every year.
Thorough testing is completed before a tag is issued, regardless of whether that is for a major piece of equipment or a kitchen appliance. We believe that this is essential because even when small items go wrong, there is a chance that this could escalate and lead to a fire, or increase the risk to those in proximity. None of which you want to happen on your watch, or anybody else’s for that matter.
What is AS/NZS 3760 Regulation for Test and Tag Services?
AS/NZS 3760 is an Australian Standard that governs the Test and Tag industry and the safety of electrical appliances in the workplace. It specifies general guidelines and recommendations for workplace safety, including the frequency of RCD testing and inspection, and the general safety measures that are necessary to prevent the spread of electrical shock. The standard also applies to any electrical appliances that are brought into the workplace. If these electrical appliances are not tested correctly, the employer could be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused by them.
In terms of Australian Standards, the AS/NZS 3760 applies to test and tag, specifically to the electrical safety of portable appliances. The purpose of these guidelines and regulations is to ensure that workplaces are safe with regards to the testing of 240V, 3 phase, and low voltage electrical equipment.
The AS/NZS 3760 requires that those that must remain in compliance with it do so on a regular basis. As such, it is recommended that all those affected by it remain up to date with any changes, because failure to comply could result in a breach of your responsibilities.
What’s more, test and tag regulations stipulate that only those that are identified as “competent” carry out the checks. While there are plenty of handymen around to turn to, here at Jim’s Test and Tag, we believe that if you want the job done right, you should always turn to professionals.
Our goal is to prevent any mishaps or accidents from occurring by giving your workplace a thorough assessment. What’s more, regardless of whether you are responsible for a hospital operating environment or a non-hostile operating environment, we are equipped to deliver the level of service you require to remain fully compliant.
In addition to this, our handy reminder service affords you the possibility of leaving the scheduling of your next test and tag to us. We take the hassle out of this necessary duty and our data management services will ensure that you can depend on us for credible OHS records.
Test and Tag Regulations: Reducing Risk and Improving Safety
There are no prizes for taking shortcuts, particularly in the workplace and particularly where the lives of others are at stake. As such, remaining in compliance and in good standing with test and tag regulations ensures that you don’t have the stress of the possibility of an inspection finding your equipment out of date in terms of its testing. It also affords you the peace of mind that a professional service can bring when you hand this specific and vital task over.
So, get in touch with Jim’s Test and Tag today for more information about our test and tag services and avail of our free quote. We look forward to reducing risk and improving the safety level of your workplace in the not too distant future.