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 Wollongong

In some industries like mining and construction, there are laws requiring test and tag service to be performed at least every three months. What you may not know is that even if your business doesn’t operate in those high risk industries, and even if you’re not required by law to get your appliances tested, it could still be a sensible precaution to take. Read More

Get the best value on test and tag in Wollongong

When you need a test and tag service in Wollongong, you can be sure of getting the best value by calling Jim’s Test & Tag. We are conveniently local, have expert professional electrical equipment testers, and the assurance of quality Australian’s have come to expect from services bearing the Jim’s brand.

What we do when we test your appliances

Testing and certifying that appliances are safe to operate is a big responsibility, and naturally we take that responsibility seriously.

The first thing we need to do is check that the asset matches its description. If it’s not actually the make and model that it’s supposed to be, or the serial number is incorrect, it can be a clear indication of a problem. For example, you may have been sold a fake product that has not been approved for use in Australia. This kind of deception is unfortunately becoming increasingly common with imported appliances, and it’s best that you know if something like that has occurred.

We also look at the physical condition of the appliance. There are numerous potential hazards that need to be checked for, including:

  • Frayed cords or exposed wires
  • Cracked exterior
  • Undue wear
  • Missing screws
  • Missing safety covers
  • Missing or damaged warning labels
  • Missing serial numbers or missing asset tags
  • Blocked, worn, or unclean sockets
  • Damaged socket pins

Next we test that the appliance actually draws the power it is rated for, with no abnormal peaks and troughs while it is operating. During this testing, we also observe any unusual symptoms that may exhibit such as abnormal noise, smells, smoke, or other such signs that the appliance may need servicing.

If all of the tests pass, the appliance will be tagged appropriately, and you can consider it safe to operate. If it does not pass the tests, you should have the appliance serviced or replaced before operating it. In some cases, it may be a criminal offence to knowingly allow a faulty appliance to be operated, so do take care to heed any advice you receive regarding the need for repair or replacement of an appliance.

Always just a call away

Booking any Jim’s service is easy, and our test and tag service in Wollongong is no exception. Just call our toll free number 131 546 and let us know when and where we’re needed. Whether it’s a single appliance or an entire workshop, you can always be sure of the best quality, value, and service when you choose Jim’s.

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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.