TEST and Tag is a way of minimising electrical risks to people in a workplace.
It is the process of inspecting, electrically testing and then tagging (labelling) and logging all electrical appliances. Test and Tag is a way of documenting electrical safety systems of work for a workplace's Risk Assessment.
According to Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing , Test and Tag is important for businesses because it helps to keep everyone in a workplace safe- staff, management, customers and the public. It helps minimise the manager's risk of fines and imprisonment arising from a breach of electrical safety laws.
Additinally, Test and Tag helps to keep insurance premiums low, and to make sure that insurance is not voided because a workplace did not comply with relevant laws. Test and Tag Helps to keep track of electrical assets at the same time.
For a construction site, a retail store, a kitchen or a factory, 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. Test and tag is a strategy which minimises the risk of electrical shock to workers. Each piece of equipment is inspected, electrically tested, and then tagged (labelled) at regular intervals. A record of these tests is kept as part of an overall OH&S risk management documentation.
Test and tag is especially important in work environments that are hostile to electrical equipment.
Employers should pay attention to the risks where the workplace presents an environment which is hostile to electrical equipment. Hostile work environments may, for example, expose electrical equipment to damage from moisture, corrosive chemicals, heat, vibration, dust, or physical use or abuse.
Test and tag specialists Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing (SEAT) are committed to helping employers to comply with their obligations under the OH&S Act. SEAT offers test and tag services which comply with AS/NZS 3760. Qualified test and tag technicians use specialised appliance testing instruments to test for invisible electrical faults, as well as completing a thorough visual inspection.
Inspection and test results are recorded electronically, and customers will be provided with a Test and Tag Log, which forms a part of your risk assessment documentation. The electronic record keeping system can be used as an effective asset management tool for non-electrical assets as well.
Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing offers after-hours and weekend services.