Gav's Test & Tag provide in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Gav's Test & Tag ensure that a business or an organisation complies to the electrical safety act of 2002 of the Australian/New Zealand standard. Gav's Test & Tag provide a mobile on-site service for clients to have all electrical equipments (appliances and leads) tested.
Class I equipment is fitted with a three core mains cable containing a protective earth wire. Exposed metal parts on class I equipment are connected to this earth wire.
If a fault develops inside the Class I equipment and the exposed metal comes into contact with the mains cable, the ear thing conductor conducts the fault current to ground. Regular testing procedures ensure that ear thing conductors are intact, as the integrity of the earth wire is of importance. Class II equipment is enclosed within a double insulated case and does not require ear thing conductors. Class II equipment is fitted with a two pin mains plug. An internal electrical fault is not hazardous as the double insulation prevents any external parts from becoming alive. Class II equipment or double insulated equipment can be identified by the class II symbol on the cabinet.
Recent data shows that over 50,000 inspections were conducted in workplaces in Australia over a one year period, issuing fines in excess of $ 5 million. In some cases of electrical incidents, insurance companies may refuse to compensate for those who ignore legislation. Corporations maybe liable for up to $1,650, 000 per offence and individuals maybe liable for up to $185,000 per offence or imprisonment for up to five years.