Testing & tagging

Do you run a business that uses electrical appliances or power tools?  What condition are they in?  When were they last checked…have they ever been checked?

If you operate a business which uses electrical tools or appliances, you are responsible for ensuring the safety of anybody who uses that equipment. A regular and thorough electrical safety testing regime is an important part of fulfilling this responsibility.

What do you get?

My wholistic approach to electrical testing and tagging exceeds the requirements of AS/NZS 3760:2010 and is based on current industry best practice.

Each test I do involves:

  • Visual inspection for approval marks, damage, missing parts
  • Physical inspection for loose, worn or damaged leads, plugs, guards, handles etc
  • Required electrical safety tests (these vary depending on the appliance)

This means you can rest assured that your appliances are not only electrically safe but are approved for use in Australia (see below) and are not damaged or missing vital parts that could pose a hazard to a person who uses the appliance.

Proper testing takes time and should not be rushed. Some appliances can take 5 minutes or more to inspect, test, complete and fit the tag and complete the paperwork. Appliances like desktop computers require multiple tests and multiple tags (2 power leads, desktop, monitor).

Be wary of operators who claim they can test 30, 40 or more appliances per hour.  They are in it to make quick, easy money and have little regard for your safety.

Approval marks

Electrical equipment used in Australia must carry an approval mark or number to show that it meets specific design and safety requirements. Non-approved equipment may be unsafe and could cause a fire, electric shock or electrocution. Make sure your electrical equipment has an approval mark or number.

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You can contact me to discuss your testing and tagging needs.

For more information, go to the NSW Fair Trading website for power tools or electrical goods.