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 same time
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.

Employers should 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 visual inspection.

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:
Tag Testing
Testing and Tagging
PAT Testing
Safety 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' for answers.

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