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Appliance Testing and Tagging

The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 require electrical equipment at workplaces to be safe and to not expose Workers to hazards. As prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 the person having control of a workplace or access to that work place, i.e. employer, self-employed person, main contractor, must ensure that all portable plug-in electrical equipment and residual current devices (RCDs) at the workplace are safe and appropriately inspected, tested and maintained by a competent person.

Step One

Our experienced licenced technicians carry out a thorough visual of all items to be tested and tagged to check for any electrical safety defects that may render them dangerous and unsafe to use.

Step Two

Under the standard, the following basic tests may be conducted on each appliance:

  • Insulation resistance

  • Earth continuity

  • Polarity

  • Earth leakage

Step Three

The tag is then applied to any equipment that passes the testing procedures identifying that the items are safe to use. The tag also states the date tested and the date when the next test is required.

Any items that fail the testing procedure are tagged with a danger Tag and then reported to the relevant person and placed into the previously discussed quarantine area.

Step Four 

The standard requires the following record keeping establishing the history of tests:

  • A test tag attached to each item indicating date, item, person performing the test, and status (pass/fail) of test, along with the retest date

  • An asset register and historical record of all test items and test results

  • A record of results including faulty item and repair action

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