Earth Safety Testing
What is Earth Safety Testing?
An Earth Safety Test is the process of having your electrical installations and power points tested to avoid electric shock and injury.
Earth Safety Test is an important test, which should be performed by a qualified electrical tester to determine whether a circuit is functioning properly. Coming into contact with an electrical installation that is now active due to a fault condition, can cause someone to suffer from a severe electric shock, which can result in serious injury and even death. Because of the severity of coming into contact with an electric fault, having your electrical installations and power points tested for Earth Safety Testing is essential.
When an electrical fault occurs, the stray current travels down the grounding wire and safely into the earth. The electrical current takes the path of least resistance – so the resistance in the grounding wire needs to be low enough to allow the fault current to pass through. If the resistance is too high, the fault current may not be detected by the circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker can’t intervene, the circuits heat up and an electrical fire can ignite. Earth Safety Testing is important for every business and workplace.
Earth Safety Test Australia
For the Earth Safety test, you’ll have to comply with the requirements of Standard AS/NZS 3000. At Jim’s Test & Tag, we use industry standard devices to ensure the electrical wiring in your building is as safe as possible. Through regular inspection, you can increase the lifetime of your circuitry and prevent fires on your property.
At Jim’s Test & Tag, our technicians provide Earth Safety Testing 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 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 our technicians have checked the circuits with testing equipment, they will determine the resistance with a fault loop impedance calculator system. Our technicians know the optimum level of resistance, so they will be able to advise you right away if a problem is detected
Why is an Earth Safety Test important?
Any undetected electrical fault is potentially lethal. If you own a business, you are legally responsible for the safety of your employees – this means providing a safe environment to work in. Earth Safety Testing will help to minimise damage to your electrical wiring. Save yourself costly repair bills and potential harm to your employees.
If you’re starting work on a new site, an Earth Safety Test is essential – especially if the electrical system has been installed recently. Before commencing new work in any environment, make sure the circuitry is safe.
Why should I choose Jim’s Test & Tag for an Earth Safety Test?
At Jim’s Test & Tag we are experts in electrical safety inspection services – in fact, we’ve been serving local communities across Australia for more than 20 years. Our technicians are mobile and can visit your business at a time that suits you best.
After we’ve completed each test, you’ll receive a log-book of results for documentation of your compliance with national workplace safety standards. Our records will help you prove compliance, should you require it, and keep track of your next testing appointment.
Take advantage of our free reminder service today and let us keep track of your statutory testing requirements. We’ll keep your details in our system and send out a friendly reminder when your next test is due.
Choose the team with years of electrical expertise and services across the nation. Your safety is our business.