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SYDNEY Electrical Appliance Testing inspects and tests all appliances in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3760: 2003. Qualified test and tag technicians use specialised appliance testing instruments to test for invisible electrical faults, as well as completing a thorough visual inspection.

This process involves the use of specialised electrical appliance testing equipment which can conduct the following tests:

·Earth continuity - tests that your appliance is properly connected to Earth

·Insulation resistance - tests that no current is flowing where it shouldn't be

·Leakage test - with the appliance powered on, tests that there is no current flowing where it shouldn't be

·Polarity test - Checks that extension cords and power boards are wired correctly

·RCD Trip time test - Tests that an RCD (aka 'Safety Switch') will switch off fast enough to prevent injury in the case of a fault developing

·RCD current ramp test - tests that your RCD is sensitive enough to the tiny currents

·Power testing - checks how much power appliances require - Using too much power on an electrical circuit is dangerous

·Electrical supply testing - checks that the power point to which equipment is connected is wired correctly

Appliance Testing is important for businesses because it helps to keep everyone in a workplace safe - staff, management, customers and the public. Appliance Testing helps minimise the manager's risk of fines and imprisonment arising from a breach of electrical safety laws.

It also helps to keep insurance premiums low, and to make sure that insurance is not voided because a c ompany did not comply with relevant laws. Additionally, Appliance Testing helps to keep track of electrical assets at the same time.

For construction sites, retail stores, kitchens or factorys, electrical safety is paramount. All levels of management are legally responsible for workplace safety, and a documented risk assessment approach is required. This includes assessing the risk presented by portable electrical appliances.

Appliance Testing is a strategy which minimises the risk of electrical shock to workers. Each appliance is inspected, electrically tested, and then tagged (labelled) at regular intervals. A record of these tests is kept as part of overall OH&S risk management documentation.

Appliance Testing specialists Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing (SEAT) are committed to helping you to comply with your obligations under the OH&S Act. SEAT offers test and tag services which comply with Australian Standard 3760.

Inspection and test results are recorded electronically, and the customer will be provided with a Test and Tag Log, which forms a part of their risk assessment documentation. The electronic record keeping system can be used as an effective asset management tool for non-electrical assets as well.

This test and tag procedure and record keeping ensures compliance with AS/NZS 3760, and documents the customer’s commitment to electrical safety in the workplace. Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing offer after-hours and weekend services.

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