What is Test and Tag?
-Test and Tag is a way of minimising electrical risks to people
in your workplace
-Test and Tag is the process of Inspecting, electrically Testing
and then Tagging (labelling) and logging all electrical appliances
-Test and Tag is a way of documenting your electrical safety systems
of work for your workplace's Risk Assessment
Why is Test and Tag so important for businesses?
-Test and Tag helps to keep everyone in your
workplace safe - staff, management, customers and the public
-Test and Tag helps minimise manager's risk of fines and imprisonment
arising from a breach of electrical safety laws
-Test and Tag helps to keep your insurance premiums low, and to
make sure that your insurance is not voided because you did not
comply with relevant laws
-Test and Tag Helps to keep track of your electrical assets at the
Whether you run a construction site, a retail store, a kitchen or
a factory, electrical safety is paramount. All levels of management
are legally responsible for workplace safety, and a documented risk
assessment approach is required. This includes assessing the risk
presented by portable electrical appliances. 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.
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,
corrosive chemicals, heat, vibration, dust, or physical use or abuse.
Test and tag specialists Sydney Electrical
Appliance Testing (SEAT) are committed to helping employers to comply
with their obligations under the WHS 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
Your inspection and test results are recorded
electronically, and you will be provided with a Test and Tag Log,
which forms a part of your 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 your commitment
to electrical safety in the workplace.
Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing makes
it easy for you to implement a test and tag strategy by offering
after-hours and weekend services.
Other names for Test and Tag:
Some people know Test and Tag by other names including:
Testing and Tagging
Tag and Test
To learn more about your electrical appliance
safety obligations under the amp;S Act, click on 'Why
Test and Tag'.
Like to know more about the testing procedure
and find out how easy it can be? Click on 'FAQ'