Ensuring the safety of your car requires the expertise of a professional mechanic, and for your health, you seek the help from a medical professional. But when it comes to electrical safety, it’s crucial to find a reliable and trustworthy expert. After all, the safety of you and your employees is at stake.
More than just a tag, electrical safety has become an indispensable feature for businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Electricians sometimes joke that there’s no such thing as an old electrician who’s bad at their job – all the bad electrician die young. Electrical safety, however, is no joking matter. Ensure your staff are safe from electrical hazards is very important.
Professional Electrical Testing Services
Test and Tag is the name given to the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances. It is a two-step process that begins with a visual inspection for any damage, followed by an electrical test using a Portable Appliance Tester. Once tested, the appliance is fitted with a tag to confirm that it has been correctly assessed, indicating who conducted the test, the test date, and most importantly, when the next test is due.
The purpose of Test and Tag is to safeguard people in the workplace from potential electrical hazards while reducing the risks associated with using electrical appliances. The AS/NZS 3760 is the Australian Standard that governs the test and tag industry, providing guidelines and regulations for the electrical safety of appliances. It outlines test and tag requirements and recommendations to ensure compliance with industry standards.
Why is Risk Assessment important?
To ensure the safety of everyone at your workplace, it’s crucial to identify and eliminate any potential safety hazards related to electrical equipment. Conducting an Electrical Safety Risk Assessment is highly recommended before taking any action. Testing and tagging electrical equipment correctly is also essential in keeping your employees safe.
To determine if your workplace is safe, ask yourself the following questions:
Is all electrical equipment safe to use?
When was the last time your electrical equipment was inspected?
Have any electrical safety issues been identified?
Do you have a trusted partner for electrical testing and safety risk assessment services?
If you’re unsure about any of these questions, it’s time to seek professional assistance from experts such as Testel. We can guide you through the process of ensuring electrical safety and provide you with all the necessary steps and information.
With headquarters in Adelaide and multiple offices across the nation we can assist with all your safety testing requirements.