Safety needs to be at the core of all our businesses, and testing and tagging is a big part of keeping safety standards high. It’s essential you test and tag your electrical equipment in order to remain compliant to Australian regulations, including the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, which stipulates workplaces need to be kept safe for all employees.
Glenco test and tag electricians are trained to inspect your electrical appliances and ensure they meet Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760. They’re professional, qualified, fully trained experts in testing and tagging. We offer industry competitive price and a customer focused service, so no matter the size of your test and tag job we can get it done for you.
We have robust systems that will monitor when your testing and tagging will be required, and can remind you of when it is next due. Glenco have been operating in Sydney as testing and tagging electricians since 1988. We’ve got the experience and all the necessary tools to ensure your test and tag work gets done efficiently and effectively. Give us a call today on 02 9700 9996 to find out more about our test and tag Sydney service.
Why Do You Need to Test and Tag
Electrical safety is extremely important in any workplace, and testing and tagging is necessary to keep offices, commercial properties and work sites safe. This regulation is governed by Trade and Investment and is a mandatory requirement for these types of properties to ensure that all equipment being used in these locations has been tested and is safe to be used for Workplace Health and Safety purposes. If you are a homeowner or live in a residential property you’re not required to test and tag your appliances in these sites.
Keep Your Team Safe with Tagging and Testing
When we test and tag Sydney workplace electrical items, we always find a certain percentage that aren’t working correctly. Faulty appliances won’t be able to perform their intended function correctly. This can cost a lot of money to rectify and could cause a significant amount of damage to your brand or reputation if the problem isn’t nipped in the bud.
They can also present a threat of electric shocks, electric fires or even electrocution. Irreparable health problems or death are events you want to protect your staff from at all costs. Preventing these kinds of outcomes is the single biggest reason to regularly tag and test your equipment. Having a Glenco tagging and testing expert properly inspect and test your items on a regular basis
Test and Tag Regulations
Regulations for the test and tag industry are provided by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760. As well as providing general guidelines, it stipulates who is qualified to test and tag and what kind of intervals between test and tagging should exist. Our Glenco electricians are fully familiar with this standard and implement its guidelines when they’re test and tagging Sydney businesses.
The duty of care of business owners is another reason to regularly test and tag electrical appliances. You’re required to make your workplace safe for all employees, and ensuring your portable electrical equipment is in good working condition is important for this. You’re liable for the safety of your employees as stipulated in OH&S, so a workplace accident with equipment that hasn’t been tested and tagged could have extreme consequences.
How Often to Test and Tag
The frequency of your test and tagging varies according to the industry you’re operating in. Industries such as construction, mining and demolition need to have their appliances tested every three months, because these are intensive industries that place high demands on their electrical tools.
Other industries may only require test and tagging to be performed every five years. For some industries its not a legislative requirement, although it always falls under the business owners duty of care to ensure their staff working environment is kept safe at all times.
If you’re unsure about the test and tag requirements of your property or business, contact us today. We’ve been tagging and testing electrical appliances in Sydney for over 33 years, and can answer any questions you may have. Get in touch on 02 9700 9996.
What Needs to be Tested and Tagged
When you book a test and tag Sydney inspection with Glenco, our qualified electricians come to your workplace and perform an inspection on your portable electrical tools. The results are all recorded, and if repairs are required they may be able to perform them onsite immediately.
Some examples of portable electrical equipment that needs to be tested and tagged includes:
- Extension leads and power boards;
- Computers and monitors;
- Tools and electrical equipment;
- Specific machinery that may plug into outlets and can be relocated;
- Standing/portable fans and heaters;
- Any other items which are considered portable.
When your tag and test Sydney electrician arrives, they’ll be able to answer any questions you might have about which of your items are required to be tested and tagged.
Glenco are Sydney based electricians who provide a complete electrical service. Our test and tag service is an essential part of our electrical services and a requirement for many of our customers. Sydney test and tagging services are something we do all over the city, every day.
We’re confident in the quality of your workmanship, so we provide a lifetime labour warranty on all our work. Our business principles are simple: to provide quality trade work at a competitive price, with a focus on customer service. So if you’d like that kind of commitment with your testing and tagging, get in touch with us on 02 9700 9996.