Electrical Testing is an essential process that guarantees safety, legal compliance, and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations are met for all electrical equipment and devices in the workplace, home, or other settings. Electrical safety testing reduces the risk of fire, shocks, accidents, and circuit overloading while ensuring the reliability of all electrical items and fulfilling the owner’s duty of care to users. Routine electrical testing is also a preventive maintenance tool that identifies defective items before they cause significant damage and costs.
During an electrical inspection, various aspects of electrical equipment are examined, including wiring, earthing, bonding, defective work, invisible electrical faults, device suitability, usage, age, component parts, and any damage that has occurred. This comprehensive examination ensures that all electrical equipment is safe and meets the necessary standards for use.
To ensure the safety of your family, tenants, workers, customers, and the public, it’s crucial to conduct electrical testing of all electrical appliances, devices, and accessories.
There are two primary areas of focus:
Industrial & Commercial Work Environments: Regular testing and tagging must be performed on electrical equipment to comply with AS/NZS 3760 and maintain safety for items that are intensively used or exposed to harsh environmental conditions (such as moisture, heat, outdoors, corrosive chemicals, dust, vibration, or physical use).
Residential/Homes: Although electrical equipment in the home is generally not used as much as in an industrial or commercial environment, regular check-ups are still necessary to ensure safety. New homes should also have testing performed to identify any inconsistencies or faults.
There are two main types of electrical testing, which are:
Fixed Installation Testing: This type of testing involves inspecting the electricity around a building, such as power points and lighting.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT): This type of testing is performed on devices that have a plug and can be stationary, moveable, or handheld.
With headquarters in Adelaide and multiple offices across the nation we can assist with all your safety testing requirements.