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 Launceston

Every dollar spent in your business must contribute toward its potential to become profitable. You invest considerable amounts of money into premises, equipment and employees in the hope that it will all combine to create the kind of products or services that will add value to the lives of your target market, and consequently sustain your endeavour for many years to come. As such, taking measures to safeguard all of your investments is crucial.

Electrical Test and Tag in Launceston

At Jim’s Test and Tag, our test and tagging services bring Launceston businesses a reliable and trustworthy team of professionals with a decade of experience checking the safety and compliance of the electrical appliances that they use. We believe that if your business is going to grow, then it is important that you do whatever is necessary to limit risk and ensure that those who work with you toward your common goal have a safe place in which to work.

What Does Test and Tag Entail

It is unsurprising to us that there are plenty of people out there that do not fully understand what the test and tag process involves. We believe that this is as a result of the fact that while necessary, it is not obligatory for companies in all industries to complete such inspections. Read More

Those in the construction, mining and demolition industries are the exception, given that their electrical appliances can be expected to experience considerably higher rates of wear and tear, due to the more intensive and repetitive nature of the work. As such, while they are required to complete test and tag inspections every three months, other companies leave themselves much more open to risk by failing to regularly carry out check-ups.

Test and tag in Launceston basically involves a visual inspection of all electrical appliances to determine if there is any damage, wear and tear, if the correct safety labelling is in place, if cabling is intact and unbroken, if any modifications have been made and to ensure that the plug that is in use matches the amount of current that is used.

Once your appliances meet this initial inspection, a PAT machine is then used to determine whether any faults or manufacturing issues lie within the appliance, which cannot be detected by visual inspection. The PAT machine will check the insulation and leakage as well as the resistance.

Further checks to determine the integrity of Class I and Class II equipment will also be performed, and once all appliances have passed, a tag is generated, which includes the date of the test and date that the next test is due.

Protect Your Electrical Test and Tag Investment Today

Here at Jim’s Test and Tag, our testing service is rigorous and while some “competent” handymen will provide you with hand-written tags, with our team, you can feel completely assured that the tag for each of your appliances could only be generated once a complete check was undertaken.

It can be difficult to track when testing is required again, and so we make this easy for our clients by reminding them in the weeks leading up to the due date and schedule a time that is most appropriate. So, for the most comprehensive electrical test and tag, Launceston businesses can turn whenever they wish to ensure the safety of their business and protect their investment, reach out to us here at Jim’s Test and Tag.

Jim’s Test and Tag provides RCD & Fault Loop testing in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast as well as regional across Australia.

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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.