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 Castle Hill

It’s essential for businesses in a range of high risk industries to regularly have electrical appliances inspected for safety. This process is called “test and tag” and it is a mandatory requirement for some types of business operations. Even for those not in high risk industries such as construction and mining, it makes sense to occasionally check to make sure your appliances are safe to operate. Read More

Now with a Jim’s Test & Tag franchise opened in Castle Hill, it is easy to get your appliances checked by a local expert at an affordable cost.

Jim’s is available for test and tag in Castle Hill

Jim’s is an international business that grew up right here in Australia. It started off as a simple lawn mowing and gardening service all the way back in 1982, but since then the business has really sprouted. Now the Jim’s group offers a diverse range of services to residential and business clients.

Because each Jim’s franchise is run by a local to the area where the franchise is established, and because Jim’s require each franchise operator to be properly qualified for the type of business they’re running, it makes it easy for customers to understand the value they receive when they choose Jim’s.

Supporting a Jim’s franchise means you’re supporting a local small business, but at the same time you also have the quality assurance that comes from working with a big brand that has reputation to maintain. If the reason so many people choose Jim’s is because the name is synonymous with quality and value, then it naturally follows that every Jim’s franchise must continuously provide quality and value to the customer.

Jim’s Test and Tag in Castle Hill is no exception. We are always meticulous in our testing procedures, and make sure to let you know about any matters that require your attention.

Test and tag is serious business

If you don’t know what’s involved in the test and tag process, it may seem like it’s really simple. But in fact, there’s a lot of things the inspector will be looking at when assessing the safety of an appliance. It’s also a necessary service because appliances are not always safe, and in some environments, they can potentially be so dangerous that they may cause a catastrophic event.

Having your appliances regularly tested and tagged means you have some assurance that such accidents are less likely to occur if appliances are operated correctly.

The first thing that is taken into account during an inspection is to make sure the asset matches its description. If it doesn’t, that’s a really big problem that will need to be investigated. The physical exterior of the asset also needs to be examined for defects or signs of excessive wear.

Examples of things that could indicate problems include:

  • cracked housing
  • missing screws
  • missing safety covers
  • exposed wires
  • damaged plugs
  • serial numbers or warning labels defaced or missing

The next part of the inspection involves testing that the appliance draws current properly, with no excessive peaks or troughs.

If the asset passes inspection, it will be tagged with a colour coded tag indicating the time of year the inspection was performed. Ideally, testing should be performed at least every three months, and in some cases it must be.

When you need your appliances tested, call Jim’s Test and Tag in Castle Hill for prompt service, friendly advice, and expert safety testing.

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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.