10 Things You Should Know About Electrical Compliance
As a business owner or manager, it’s important to operate in accordance with Australian regulations. Maintaining compliance is essential to keep customers and staff safe and avoid fines and penalties. Faulty appliances and leads can be minimised by regularly test and tag.
All portable electrical equipment needs to be tested and tagged regularly to ensure safety.
Fire equipment should be serviced every 6 months, and a wet chemical fire extinguisher should be accessible when using deep fryers.
Exit and emergency lights should be serviced every 6 months to ensure they provide 90 minutes of illumination in case of a fire.
Exit paths should be clear and doors should open freely.
A fully stocked first aid kit should be available for minor accidents.
Keep leads and appliances away from wet areas and avoid extension leads lying across walkways.
Test and tag must be done by a specialist who meets the criteria of a “competent person.” For over 20 years, Testel’s expert team has helped local businesses achieve electrical safety through a wide range of services and bespoke solutions.
Safety switches should be checked regularly to ensure they’re functioning correctly.
Smoke alarms need to be tested regularly and replaced as required.
Compliance records must be kept up to date to prove the business is meeting safety standards. At Testel, our recorded are saved by our own developed TES system.
Failure to maintain compliance can result in fines, closure of the business, and increased insurance premiums. If you like to learn more about how we can help stay compliance, please call us on 1300 881 116.
With headquarters in Adelaide and multiple offices across the nation we can assist with all your safety testing requirements.