Test & Tagging? What does this mean for your business?

‘Test and Tag’ is the name commonly used for the process of ensuring your electrical equipment and appliances are safe to use in the workplace.

In order to make these items safe, one must comply with the strict work health and safety regulations put in place by the Australian Government. The standard specification AS/NZS3760:2003 requires business owners to undertake this safety process on a regular basis in order to meet law requirements.

Who can Test and Tag in my business?

The regulation states that testing must be carried out by a ‘competent person’. That person should be able to use test equipment safely and effectively, must have an understanding of the construction of the equipment, the requirements of the standard, the dangers of electricity and the legislative requirements.

Central TNT employs fully trained technicians to ‘Test and Tag’ and carry out on-site inspection and testing of electrical equipment, power outlets and leads.

What does test and tagging involve?

The main activities associated with testing and tagging:

Testing and Inspection

Visual inspection of portable appliances before being tested to ensure electrical safety. The electrical safety of an appliance is usually measured using the following tests:

Earth Continuity (of earthed appliances)
Insulation/leakage (of all appliances)
Polarity (of extension leads and power cords)

Once tested and determined safe, appliances are tagged, indicating that they’ve been passed as electrically safe (at the time of testing). The self-adhesive tags applied typically feature the following information:

Name of qualified tester (or company name)

Tested to meet requirements of national safety regulation: AS/NZS 3760

Test date

Next test date

Recording Results

A written report of all tested equipment will be provided and an electronic register of all tests will be maintained by the tester.  Central TNT offers the highest quality testing and tagging services. If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Central TNT: 0402 499 420.