Test and Tag in Australia:
Does your workplace comply?

Whether you run a workshop, a retail store, a kitchen or a construction site, electrical safety is paramount. All levels of management are legally responsible for workplace safety, and a documented risk assessment approach is required. Test and tag is a strategy which minimises the risk of electrical shock to workers. Each piece of equipment is inspected, electrically tested, and then tagged (labelled) at regular intervals. A record of these tests is kept as part of your overall amp;S risk management documentation.

It is especially important for employers to pay attention to the risks where the workplace presents an environment which is hostile to electrical equipment. Hostile work environments may, for example, expose electrical equipment to damage from moisture, heat, vibration, corrosive chemicals, dust, or physical use or abuse.

Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760 defines methods of testing and tagging electrical appliances to reduce the risks to workers.

Test and tag specialists Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing (SEAT) are committed to helping employers to comply with their obligations under the amp;S Act. SEAT offers test and tag services which comply with AS/NZS 3760. Qualified test and tag technicians use specialised appliance testing instruments to test for invisible electrical faults, as well as completing a thorough visual inspection.

The inspection and test results are recorded electronically, and employers are provided with a Test & Tag Log, which forms a part of their risk assessment documentation. The electronic record keeping system can be used as an effective asset management tool for non-electrical assets as well.

This test and tag procedure and record keeping ensures compliance with AS/NZS 3760, and documents the employer's commitment to electrical safety in the workplace.

Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing offers testing and tagging services are available in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth.

In Sydney, we have technicians operating in Sydney CBD, Chatswood, North Sydney, Brookvale and Northern Beaches, Hornsby, Parramatta, Wetherill Park, Alexandria and Mascot, Hurstville and St George area, Sutherland Shire.

We are a mobile service, and can travel anywhere within Sydney and NSW as required.

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