TAGGING AND TESTING BY YOUR LOCAL ELECTRICIAN IN BATEMANS BAY
Did you know that Bay Coast Electrical offer a comprehensive testing and tagging service?
This testing and tagging service is available to all businesses in Batemans Bay and on the South Coast.
Why test and tag?
- There are many good reasons, but perhaps the single most important one is that failing to test and tag can put your life and the life of your workers’ lives at serious risk of serious injury or even death.
- In addition, faulty equipment can cause fires that cause serious damage and loss of life.
- If that’s not enough, you are legally required by the government to test and tag electrical equipment and there are hefty fines for failing to do so.
- Give yourself and your workers the peace of mind of knowing that equipment is safe to operate.
What do you need to get tested and tagged?
If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking, you are required to test electrical equipment that is:
- Supplied with electricity through an electrical socket; and
- Used in an environment in which the normal use of electrical equipment exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or its expected lifespan – this includes conditions that are involve exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust
How often do you need to have your equipment tested and tagged?
Testing and tagging frequency varies depending on industry and type of work and the conditions the equipment is used in. Frequency is set by legislation and Australian Standards. It is imperative that your testing and tagging is up to date. If you were unsure about whether you’re up to date with testing and tagging requirements, get in touch with Bay Coast Electrical and Control Solutions and we can advise you.
When was your equipment last tested and tagged?
In addition, faulty equipment can cause fires that cause serious damage and loss of life.
If that’s not enough, you are legally required by the government to test and tag electrical equipment and there are hefty fines for failing to do so.
Give yourself and your workers the peace of mind of knowing that equipment is safe to operate.
What is testing?
What is tagging?
Tagging is the act of literally placing a durable tag that indicates a piece of equipment has been inspected by a competent person and found to be in good order. Tags are checked by safety inspectors and if they are missing or out of date, you can be penalised. Tags also tell your workers that equipment has been cleared and is safe for them to use.
We are your local test and tag business in Batemans Bay and the South Coast.
Tagging and Testing
Testing and tagging intervals depend on where the applicance is being used, and how often it is used. The Australian standard AS/NZS 3760 is a guide and gives us an idea of when applicances need to be tested and the frequency they need to be tested in order to remain safe to use.
Any appliance brought into your workplace should be tested and tagged. This means phone chargers, laptops, fans, heaters and other electrical appliances. This keeps the workplace safe for everybody.
Most workplaces have their own schedule to test and tag. If you are unsure of when you need to do it, or you are a new business, please give us a call and we can give you some advice on the best way to go about it.
You will be required to maintain records of your portable applianace testing and tagging in order to comply with AS/NZS 3760. We are your local test & tag business in Batemans Bay and the South Coast.