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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Test and Tag Calamvale

If you’re running a business locally in Calamvale, you certainly won’t want any of your appliances causing a calamity. Having your electrical appliances regularly tested and tagged is how you can help safeguard your business against potential liability and prosecution. Read More

In some industries it is mandatory to have a test and tag performed at least every three months. In others, this may be an optional process from a legislative point of view, but it’s still a very good idea to get periodic inspections made anyway.

The reason it’s important to consider having a test and tag inspection performed is that it’s possible that if somebody were harmed due to an appliance fault, you could be held liable if you did not have reasonable grounds to believe the appliance was safe to operate.

Now you can get your appliances expertly tested at an affordable cost right here in Calamvale with Jim’s Test & Tag.

We can help with test and tag service in Calamvale

Jim’s is one of Australia’s largest franchise groups, second only to Australia Post. Even so, every Jim’s franchise is also a small, locally operated business. This means that when you choose a Jim’s service, you get the reassurance that comes from working with a big business while you’re also supporting a local small business.

The problem for small businesses that don’t have the backing of a large corporation behind them is that they can struggle to remain in business. The problem for large corporations that don’t have small businesses representing them on the front lines is they can seem impersonal and uncaring. Choosing Jim’s means you get all the advantages and none of the disadvantages.

We employ only expert staff to perform test and tag services. Our price is affordable, we have great standards in customer service, and we take our work seriously. We know our clients are relying on us to help improve or maintain safety in the workplace.

Why test and tag is necessary

It may not seem like an important process, but the truth is that it’s one of the most important safety precautions you can implement. According to an article published in the March 2019 edition of Appliance Retailer magazine, the ACCC quoted statistics indicating that about 780 people are killed in Australia each year due to appliance faults, and there could be as many as 1000 injuries per week.

While the focus for the ACCC was mainly on household consumer appliances, it’s clear that industrial appliances also must be maintained safely and should be operated correctly. And because many industrial appliances are operated in conditions where there are significant environmental dangers and increased risk, the necessity for regular safety inspections is obvious.

How test and tag works

When you have your appliances tested by an expert safety technician, the first step is to check the appliance matches its description and has the correct serial number. You’d probably be surprised, but it’s not really all that unusual for fake appliances to be discovered in this way.

Some overseas manufacturers have sometimes been tempted to imitate famous brand name products, but their imitations have not been subjected to the same degree of safety testing that the real products require. The first stage in the test and tag process can discover that deception.

After this, the physical condition of the appliance should be checked to make sure it’s not defective structurally. As an example, the product may have missing safety features, or the body of the appliance may be cracked. These defects could make the product unsafe to use.

Finally, the inspection also tests that the appliance works properly in terms of the current draw. If the appliance doesn’t show abnormalities, and there is no reason to consider it unsafe, the inspector will then apply a tag to the appliance.

This tag can be considered a certification that the product is not believed to be unsafe if it is operated correctly. Once applied, a tag should not ordinarily be removed except on the next occasion the appliance is inspected, because it is your evidence that the inspection was done.

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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.