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What is Test and Tag?

Testing and Tagging is a necessary procedure for the electrical safety checking of appliances which minimise the risk of electrical shock to workers.

Each piece of equipment is inspected, tested and tagged according to the Australian standard (AS/NZS 3760:2010). A records of tests is kept as part of your overall OH&S risk management documentation and assists forecast budgets.

 

Why is it important?

It is mandatory of all employers and self-employed to ensure electrical equipment is safely maintained as part of fulfilling their OH&S obligations. 

No workplace in Australia is exempt from electrical safety. Testing and Tagging of all electrical items has proven to be the most efficient and cost effective method to demonstrate electrical safety compliance.

 

What are the different types?

PRC Test & Tag is a mobile service that carries out tests on;

  • Class 1 (Earthed Equipment)
  • Class 2 (Double Insulated)
  • Extension Leads & Power Boards
  • RCDs (Safety Switches) both fixed and portable
  • 3 Phase Equipment
  • Polarity Check of Power Points
  • Microwave Radiation Leakage
  • Emergency Exit Lights
  • Plug Top & Socket Replacement
  • Basic & Major Repairs
  • On Site Testing

As well as these services, PRC Electrical also specialises in;

  • CCTV
  • Motor Control
  • PLCs
  • Breakdowns & Fault Finding

Who needs Test and Tag?

No workplace is exempt from Electrical Safety. PRC offers services in offices of all sizes, manufacturing plants, workshops, factories, building sites, aged care facilities, sporting clubs, shopping centres, child care centres, trade shows, charity organisations and many more industries throughout Melbourne.

 

How often does my workplace need Testing and Tagging?

When understanding the test and tag intervals and how often an electrical appliance should be tested, the main underlying factor is the type of environment that appliance is located in.

The AS/NZS 3760 standard (Table 4) should be seen as a minimum requirement. A lot of workplaces will have different test and tag frequencies because of their own risk management and OH&S planning. 

For the most common environments, we recommend the following frequencies:

  • 3 months - building, construction and demolition
  • 6 months - factories, warehouses and production
  • 12 months - an environment where the equipment/supply cord is prone to flexing or open to abuse
  • 5 yearly - an environment where the equipment/supply cord is not prone to flexing or open to abuse

Sample Report

Please click here to download the PRC Electrical Test & Tag example report

 

How much does Test and Tag cost?

Your safety is our priority.  We tailor to your needs to suit your budget.

Call us today for free quote

Quote includes:

-         One low cost per tag price

-         No hourly rates

-         No after hour’s charges

-         Bar-coded asset tracking

-         High grade laser printed, durable Test tags

-         A professional on time service

-         Fully qualified, experienced, and uniformed technicians

-         Tests carried out on top of the range portable Bluetooth PAT testers

-         All our testing complies with AS/NZ3760:2010

-         Full Test log of testing sent by email and/or post

-         Free re-test reminder service

-         Onsite Repairs

 

 

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