Testing and tagging sounds like a difficult process in Australia, but in fact, it’s actually a pretty simple task. You don’t have to be qualified, but when you’re wanting the best service possible, you want to know that you’re getting excellent service in order to comply with regulation AZ/NZS 3760 which states that every single electrical item in your workforce needs to be regularly tested and tagged, and logged into the system in order to prove that a company’s items are meeting the needs of the regulation mentioned, and can also ensure the safety for a business’s workers and everyone that may come in contact with the said items. Let’s see how testing and tagging is properly done though.
How the Process Works
The best testing and tagging you can get is actually by hiring a service to do the deed for you. We’ll get into that later on, but first we’re going to explain a little bit on how the process works. The first thing that happens is that a test and tag specialist visually inspects the items in question. If the item is brand new, then they’re going to try to make sure that it manually works included in the visual inspection and then they tag it and jot it down.
If the electrical item is not new, they do electrical testing to ensure that everything works accordingly, such as voltage, electrical resistance, and more. After this is complete, they record the item in question in a log book, and that is subject to be turned in. Once the item is logged as in perfect working condition, then it’s tagged and you’re all set!
The timeframe of the appliances that need inspection depend greatly on the industry of the items use, as well as how often it’s used, and what kind of use the item is for. When an item is used heavily and has to withstand hardship and constant use, or even strenuous use (such as the carpentry or construction industry), then you need to have this done every few months (90 days to be exact).
Don’t think that just because you have a different job, that you don’t need everything tested and tagged though. In some industries, such as office environments, you still need to have items tested and tagged at least once or twice a year.
Why Hire a Service for the Job?
When you hire a test and tag service, you can actually save a ton of money on your car insurance – just kidding. But you do save money on things like the time that it would take away from the normal work of your employees, as well as not have to have qualified electricians to do the testing and tagging.
You simply pay a standard price, and the specialist will come out to your place of business and do the job, so you don’t have to pay hourly payroll, insurance, workman’s compensation, and more. You’ll also not have to worry about making sure that your items may have errors, and you can even avoid having to train a special team or member in the methods of testing and tagging – let alone the price of tags and equipment itself.