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.